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The Life and Times of 

Anthony Woodj antiquary^ 
of Oxford^ 1632 -1695, 
described by Himself 






Volume III: 1682— 1695 



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This third Volume completes the text of Wood's Diaries. It 
contains a much larger proportion of unprinted matter than its 
predecessors, giving for the first time the entries of the Diaries 
for eight successive years, 1 684-1 691, besides much new matter 
in the other years. 

A temporary Index has been added. 

The Keeper of the Archives, the Rev. T. Vere Bayne, has re- 
covered many of the original documents of the suit, Clarendon 
versus Wood. I have transcribed these for Volume IV. 

I have to renew my warm thanks to Mr. F. Madan and the 
Rev. Fraser H. Penny. 



VOL. I. 

Vol. I, p. 8, line i6. — The loss of the volume, Wood MS. E31, in which Wood 
had entered a number of lampoons on persons in Oxford from Elizabeth's reign 
to his own time is partly covered by the fact that Wood's detached copies of 
several of the pieces are found in MS. Tanner 306 and MS. Tanner 465, some 
of them with endorsements ('entred into my book,' etc.) showing that they had 
been copied by Wood into Wood MS. E 31. Thus, Wood's copy of Thomas 
Buckley's libel 'made about the yeare 1564' (cited from a late copy by Dr. 
Bliss in his edition of the Athc7iae i. 609, 610), with marginal notes explaining 
the allusions, sixty-two stanzas of four lines, is found in MS. Tanner 465 fol. 
105. ' Lowe's Lamentation, by Thomas Smith, A.B. Xt. Church, Januar. 1660,' 
i. e. J, eleven stanzas of four lines, is found in MS. Tanner 306 fol. 373. A 
satire on Dr. John Wall's benefaction to the City (see vol. ii. p. 90), twenty- 
four stanzas of four lines, is found in MS. Tanner 306 fol, 374. 


Vol. II, p. 152, line ""12. — The bells of S. Michael's church are six in number, and 
now (1892) bear the following dates : — the tenor, fifth, fourth, and third bells, 
1668 ; the second bell, 1755 ; and the first bell, 1708. 

Vol. II, p. 223, line 11. — This * Smith ' is Bernard Schmidt, for whom see Grove's 
Dictionary of Music. 

Vol. II, p. 542, note 7,/^7r ' partially ' read ' partiality ! ' Wood intends to accuse 
Dr. John Fell of unfair leniency to a member of Christ Church ; cp. vol ii. pp. 
83, 140. 

Vol. II, pp. 563, 564, Terrae Jilii, and Music lectures— MS. Bodl. Add. A. 368 
contains on fol. 41 the speech of Joseph Brooks, Terrae films 1663, and on 
fol. I of Henry Gerrard, Terrae films 10 July 1669 ; also on fol. 21 the 
music speech of ' Mr. Collice ' of S. John's, which I think may be an error 
for Richard Torless, Music lecturer 1661, and on fol. 6 the music speech 
of Thomas Laurence, M.A, Univ. 4 June 1668, the Music lecturer of 1669. 


I. Events, etc., relating to the University and City 
OF Oxford. 

EAR MONTH ^^^^^ 

682 Jan. an Arabic letter sent to Oxford to be interpreted ... 2 

mild weather ^ 

dissensions at S. John's College ^ 

atheists and vile persons at S. John's College • • • 3 

evil state of New College 3 

Jan.— Feb. emptiness of the University : few matriculations . . 7 

j> ,} University thought to favour Popery .... 7 

Feb. severe frost 3 

suicide at Pembroke College 4 

„ the City observes S. Scholastica's Day .... 4 

„ the City is afraid for its charter 4 

a new quadrangle begxin at New College .... 5 

„ honorary degrees to noblemen 6 

„ a foundling at Magdalen College 7 

a flood 7 

March frosty weather 3 

„ Dr. Busby's proposal to found a Catechetical lecture in 
Divinity passes Congregation, but is hostilely received in 
Convocation . . . . . . . . 10, ir 

„ the University is jealous of the domination of Christ Church 

II, 22, 29 

March— Apr. a collection in the University and City for the 

Huguenots ......... 11 

March — Sept. a malignant fever in Oxford 26 

Apr. S. Edmund Hall chapel consecrated 11 

„ the City refuses to sell a site for an almshouse . . . 12 
Apr. — May. continuous wet weather and floods . , . .13 
May dispute about precedence between the professors of Law and 

Medicine 13, 14, 15 

Dr. Busby's proposed lecture is further discussed in Con- 
vocation .14 

dispute about the parish boundary between S. Peter in the 

East and S. John Baptist parishes . . . , .15 

„ the City neglects the anniversary of the Restoration . , 16 




1682 May — June, the ambassador from Morocco is entertained at Oxford 16-18 
May — Oct. opposition in the University to Samuel Johnson's 

Julian the Apostate . . . . . . 18, 19 

June a Whig, on political grounds, refused his degree |. . • 19 
S. John Baptist parish beat their bounds . . . .20 

Dr. Busby's proposed lecture is refused by Convocation 21, 22, 43 
„ the Chancellor asks better order to be observed^ in Con- 
vocation . . . . . . . . 22, 23 

July an Act celebrated 23, 24 

Christ Church takes New College organist .... 24 
„ Christ Church and New College satirize each other . . 24 

„ a Terrae filius punished '25 

July — Oct. the highway beyond Magdalen Bridge is pitched . . 25 
Aug. the City charter is called in question by the Crown . . 25 
a comet is seen in Oxford 25 
Sept. a collection in the University and County for a testimonial to 

Roger L'estrange 26 

„ restoration of sculptures at Merton College . . . -27 
„ fine weather . . .... ... 27 

Oct. coldj wet weather, and sickness . . . . . -27 

Nov. fire near High Street . . . . . . . .28 

„ the speech in laudem Bodlei, founded by Dr. John Morris, is 

first delivered 29, 319 

„ the 'groaning,' or 'Protestant' elm-board exhibited at Oxford 29 
,, the Tories of Oxford rejoice . . . . . 'Si 
Dec. a flood at Oxford 34 

1683 Jan. a statue of King Alfred set up at Univ. Coll. • • • 35 
Feb. honorary degree to a Huguenot 36 

„ small number of determining bachelors . . • • 37 

decay of Lent disputations ...... 37, 44 

„ the B.A.'s in the Schools insult the M.A.'s who attend the 

disputations .... ..... 37 

March unusual splendour of the High Sheriff's entry ... 38 

„ the Ashmolean receives Tradescant's curiosities ... 39 

„ disputes between M.A.'s and the pro-proctor who fines them 40, 41 

„ ' tuppenny ' and ' thruppenny 'ale 41 

Apr. a political quarrel brings on a Town and Gown riot : ' Jesus 

College to the rescue ' 42, 43, 510 

„ the Senior Proctor's speech 43 

May rain and a flood 4^ 

„ S. John Baptist parish beats its bounds .... 45 

„ splendid reception of the duke and duchess of York and the 

princess Anne 46-54 

John Churchill, afterwards duke of Marlborough, is offered 

an hon. D.C.L., but does not wait to take it . . 46, 54 

,, the University present is Wood's Hist, et Antiq., Loggan's 

Oxon. Illustrata, Plot's Nat. Hist, of Oxfordshire, and a 

Bible ... 




1683 May formal opening of the Ashmolean . . . -52,55,56 

May — June, wet weather and floods 56 

June E. Ashmole formally presents Tradescant's curiosities to the 

University ......... 57 

„ Adolphus Johannes, son of the Count Palatine of the Rhine, 

visits Oxford . . . . . . . . 57, 58 

„ scandal at the Mitre ........ 57 

the Rye-house plot becomes known at Oxford . . -58 
,, a mountebank exhibits in Oxford . . . . -59 

June — July, the houses of Oxford Whigs are searched for arms 59, 62 
July a monster exhibited in Oxford . . . . . .60 

ill-feeling against Whigs in the University .... 60 

„ an Act celebrated . . . . . . . . 60 

the University condemns and burns Whig doctrines and 

books 61-64 

„ the duke of Monmouth's name is struck out of C. C. C. 

buttery-book 64 

„ the University presents an address to the King and the duke 

of York congratulating them on escaping assassination 64, 65 
the City seeks to present a congratulatory address to the 

King 64, 65 

Aug. the King and duke of York thank the University for the 

address and the decrees ...... 64, 65 

,, lord Conway's funeral passes through Oxford ... 66 
two M.A.'s arrested for Whiggery ..... 66 

a bawdy sermon at S. Mary's . . . . . -67 

the City charter is surrendered to the Crown ... 67 
Aug. — Dec. epidemic of small-pox : the University very empty 

67, 79-81, 83 

Sept. a fellow of Line. Coll. expelled for Whig principles . 68-72 
„ Thanksgiving for the failure of the Rye-house plot . . 72 
,, slight earthquake at Oxford . . . . . -73 

„ Oxford (city) feast omitted, because of the small-pox . . 74 
an association to study Chemistry meets . • • • 75 
Oct. the University is formally thanked by the King for its address 

and decrees ........ 75 

„ the association to study Chemistry admits more members 

and becomes the Oxford Philosophical Society . 7^-78 
Oct. — Dec. small-pox rife in the City and University . . 79, 80, 83 
Nov. deaths so frequent that ' the passing bell ' is forbidden . 81 
Dec. undergraduates frightened away by the small-pox . . 83 
the Mermaid tavern is re-opened . . . . . '83 

riot at the Mitre 83, 87, 88 

„ heavy snowfall and extreme cold 88 

. . . neglect of speaking Latin 44 
. . . triteness of the degree examinations . . . • • 44 
... the University not allowed to have the night-police . . 44 
... a bason for cooling drinking-glasses 84 




1684 Jan. exceeding severity of the weather . . . . 86, 88 

„ the City gives way to the Crown in the matter of its 

charter 86, 89 

„ the Oxford translation of Cornelius Nepos is suppressed . 86 
Sabina Bowes' bequest to the University . . . 87, 254 
Feb. the City intrigues for a diminution of the privileges of the 

University ......... 89 

,, ill-natured attacks on the University ..... 89 

March honorary degree to Martin Lister for his gifts to the Museum 90 
,, Junior Proctor's outgoing speech ..... 90 

March — Apr. agues frequent in Oxford 91 

Apr. Senior Proctor's outgoing speech ..... 92 
„ mandamus from the King to elect a fellow at Merton . . 93 
„ an Oxford Whig alderman brow-beaten by judge Jeffreys . 93 
S. Edmund Hall principalship dispute begins ... 94 
May Great Tom ' is himself again 95 
May — Sept. the University privilege of printing is assailed 95, 105, 112 
June the University thanks the Lord Advocate of Scotland (* the 

bloody Mackenzie ' of the Covenanters) for his Jus regium 96 
„ riot at the Cross Inn ....... 96, 97 

July Magdalen bridge repaired 97 

,, an Act celebrated 105 

„ no plays this year 105 

,, the Terrae filii expelled . . . . . . .106 

July — Aug. a pestilential fever in Oxford 108 

July — Sept. many strangers visit Oxford ..... 108 
Aug. the University pays a complimentary visit to its Chancellor, 

the dvike of Ormond ....... 106 

„ the duke of Norfolk visits Oxford 108 

Sept. delegates appointed to act for the Chancellor during his 

absence in Ireland . . . . . . .108 

,, Oxford city and Oxfordshire feast combined . . .. 109 

first appointment of Curators of the Ashmolean . . . 109 
Oct. the new charter of the City is received with great rejoicings . 112 
Oct. — Nov. dispute about the principalship of S. Edmund Hall 115, 116 
Nov. John Locke expelled from Christ Church at the instance of 

the Crown . . . . . . . . - n? 

Dec. turbulence of the streets . . . . . . .120 

. . . mourning gowns worn to the neglect of proper Academical 

dress 92, 300 

. . . barristers resident in Oxford 85 

1685 Jan. extreme cold ......... 123 

„ colds and fevers frequent . 124 

Jan. — March, drought . . . . . . . -135, 136 

Feb. Charles IPs death announced at Oxford . . . .125 

Visitation of Queen's College . . . . .126,127 

dispute about the principalship of S. Edmund Hall . 126, 127 
„ James II proclaimed with unusual rejoicings . . .127 




1685 Feb. the University votes an address to the new king . . .132 
„ the University address is presented, and the University verses 

on the late king's death are published . . . .133 
Feb. — March, agitation against the king . . . . -134 
March election of M.P.'s for the city, the University, and the 

county 135, i3<5 

Apr. election by the clergy of proctors in Convocation . .137 

„ the Junior Proctor's speech 137 

,, increase in numbers of the Undergraduates . . . -13/ 

„ a scandal at Exeter College 139, 142 

,, Coronation day kept with great rejoicings .... 140 

May faction in Lincoln College 142 

May — June, drought 143, 144 

June recruits sought for on the news of Monmouth's invasion 144, 145 
„ rains .......... 144 

the yeomanry are assembled at Oxford and march to the 

West 145 

June — July, the county militia assembled at Oxford , . 145, 152 
,, „ the University raises a troop of horse and several com- 
panies of foot ....... 145-152 

July false news of victory . . . . . . . .148 

„ rejoicings on news of Monmouth's defeat . . 151,152,155 

„ no Act this year 151 

,, popish doctrine in a University sermon ; the preacher 

censured 152, 155, 156, 165 

July — Aug. uneasiness caused by the king's maintaining a standing 

army 130, 154, 157 

Aug. a Greek ecclesiastic in Oxford . . . . . .156 

„ failure of Richard Davis, the Oxford bookseller . . .157 

Aug. — Sept. the University very empty 156,163 

,, „ scarcity of water 156,163 

Sept. ' after 20 years' ......... 160 

„ public funeral of Sir Leoline Jenkins .... 158,161 

Oct. Obadiah Walker's Life of Our Saviour suppressed for 

popery 164 

„ the king champions the popishly affected of Oxford . -165 
„ the king's birth-day honoured . . . . . .166 

„ bridges at the Castle repaired . . . . . .169 

Nov. Gunpowder Plot kept vsrith fervency 1 69 

,, popular indignation at the prorogation of parliament . 131, 170 
„ election of an M.P. for the University .... 168, 171 

Nov. — Dec. unusual fever 173, 180 

„ J, Roman Catholic Calendars and books published ; Pro- 
testant answers published . . . . 131, 176 
„ ,, dismissal of Protestants from the army and places under 

the Crown 131, 170, 171, 172 

Dec. the popishly affected of Oxford begin to look up . . .171 
„ a flood .172 



1685 Dec. disturbances at a ' black night ' at Merton .... 172 

3> foggy and moist weather . . . . . . 172,176 

1686 Jan. rain and floods 176 

Jan. — Feb. a forward spring . . . . . . . .180 

Jan. fin. — March, drought 180 

Jan. — March, expectations that Obadiah Walker and others are 

going to declare themselves Romanists . . 176,177,182 

Jan. — Apr. unusual fever 173, 180, 183 

Feb. accession-day observed 179 

„ the University condoles with the Chancellor on his son's 

death . . . . . . . . . -179 

„ Sir William Dugdale bequeathes his MSS. to the Ashmolean 180 
March gentlemen-commoners abandon their distinctive caps - 181, 300 

„ agitation against the standing army 182 

March — Apr. suspected Papists begin to declare themselves . 182, 183 
March — Dec. a Romanist club meets at Obadiah Walker's . 177, 213 

Apr. the Senior Proctor's speech 183 

Apr. — May. rains . . . . . . . . . .184 

May the fair in Brokenhayes 1 84 

„ the king grants official protection to the Oxford Papists 184, 185 
„ the king licenses Obadiah Walker to print certain (Romanist) 

books 198 

„ the principality of S. Edmund Hall still in dispute . . 185 

„ a fatal duel between troopers 186 

„ a University sermon against popery, the preacher suspended . 186 

„ extreme cold 187 

June extreme changes in the weather 187, 188 

„ Sir William Dugdale's MSS. arrive in Oxford . . .190 
„ Obadiah Walker is refused leave to print at the University 

press 198, 202 

the king issues protections to dissenters . . . .190 
„ John Massey is suspected to be a papist . . . 189, 190 
July a general Toleration of dissenters is expected . . .191 

„ no Act this year . 190, 191 

„ plays and shows, as if there had been an Act . . 191, 192 

„ death of John Fell 192 

„ preaching against popery forbidden 193 

Aug. the Ecclesiastical Commission is opened : it is to control the 

Universities . . . . . . . , .193 

„ Obadiah Walker opens his chapel at Univ. Coll. . . .194 

,, first sale of Richard Davis' books opens . . . -157 
Aug. — Dec. Otho Nicholson's conduit at Carfax is repaired . . 202 
Sept. rejoicings that Buda is taken from the Turks . . .196 

„ a riot in front of Univ. Coll. 196 

Oct. second sale of Richard Davis' books opens . . . .157 
,, a statue of S. Cuthbert set up at Univ. Coll. . . . 197 
„ John Massey is to declare himself a Romanist and to be dean 

of Ch. Cb 197^ 200, 201 








[687 Jan 

Obadiah Walker's books are to be printed at Lichfield's 

press 198 

the king's birthday slightly observed 198 

Oxford city and county conjoined feast . . . • 199 
small-pox in Oxford ........ 200 

rain and a flood . . ....... 200 

John Massey installed dean of Ch. Ch. .... 201 

Obadiah Walker obtains control of the University press 201, 202 
recovery of the Matriculation Register for 1649-1662 . . 202 
claret universally drunk, sherry out of fashion . . .199 
troops quartered in Oxford this year . . . .186, 202 

corruption of morals ........ 202 

John Fell's MSS. put into the Bodleian . . . .240 

majidanms from the king to elect a Romanist Moral Philo- 
sophy professor ....... 207, 216 

nomination of High Steward of the University 

mandamus from the king to elect Leopold Finch Warden 

of All Souls 

drought .......... 

the University empty and the trade of the town dead, because 

students stay away for fear of popery . . 202, 209, 
unpopularity of Obadiah Walker ..... 
Obadiah Walker starts a private printing press in Univ. Coll. 




Jan, — Feb. small-pox in Oxford ....... 209 

Jan. — Yeh. a Romanist club meets at Obadiah Walker's . . -213 
Jan. — May. frequent Romanist publications and Protestant activity 

in answering them .... 209, 217, 218, 220, 221 

Feb. accession-day observed ....... 209 

statue of James II set up at Univ. Coll. .... 209 

Thomas Bowman's books sold by auction . . . •213 
disturbances at Obadiah Walker's chapel . . . -213 
„ Oxford converts to Romanism . . . . . .214 

„ Romanist undergraduates at Univ. Coll. . . . .214 

„ drought . . . . . . . . . .214 

March the University pays a complimentary visit to its Chancellor . 214 
diminution in the number of undergraduates through fear of 

popery . . . . . . . . . .215 

„ dean Massey opens a Roman Catholic chapel at Ch. Ch. . 215 

small-pox at C. C. C. 216 

Apr. the king's Declaration for liberty of conscience is published . 217 
„ mandamtis from the king to elect Anthony Farmer president 

ofMagd. Coll 217 

„ a Protestant toast common at Oxford . . . . . 218 
John Hough elected president ofMagd. Coll, . .218, 526 
May the Moral Philosophy professor inveighs against the Refor- 
mation 219 

a high wind . . . . ... . . • 219 

„ a fire in Oxford . . . 219 





1687 May a duel between officers 220 

„ distnrbances in the streets 220 

„ the clergy refuse to vote an address of thanks to the king for 

his Declaration of liberty of conscience . . . .220 
„ Magd. Coll. summoned before the Ecclesiastical Commis- 
sion 221, 246, 527 

May— June, small-pox in Oxford 220,221 

June Magd. Coll. appears several times before the Ecclesiastical 
Commission ; John Hough is ejected from the presidency 
and certain fellows suspended . . . . 246,247,527 

July no Act this year 221, 222 

„ Romanists put on the Commission of the Peace . . . 223 
„ Magd. Coll. appears again before the Ecclesiastical Com- 
missioners 223, 248 

Aug. disturbance at Obadiah Walker's chapel . . . .223 
„ a Presbyterian meeting-house is opened . . . 223, 224 
„ in consequence of the Toleration, the Presbyterians and Inde- 
pendents cease preaching against popery . . .224 
„ the king appoints bishop Parker to the presidency of Magd. 

Coll . .224, 248, 527 

224, 226 
. 225-239 
. 232 

• 233, 248, 527, 528 

„ preparations for the king s visit . 
Sept. the king visits Oxford . 
„ the king touches for the king's evil 
„ the king is angry with Magd. Coll. 
„ the king recommends preaching without MS. . . 237, 238 
„ the University present is a Bible and gloves . . 224,234 

„ wet weather 225, 226 

„ Christ Church cited before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners 225 
„ Oxford city and county conjoined feast . . . .225 
Oct. Univ. Coll. appears before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners 240 

„ heavy rains 240 

„ king's birthday celebrated ....... 240 

„ disturbance in the streets ....... 240 

„ burglary in S. Clement's ....... 241 

„ great burglary at Gloucester Hall 241 

„ Christ Church appears before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners 241 
affray between undergraduates and troopers .... 241 

Oct. — Nov. rains and floods ....... 242, 244 

Oct. — Nov. visitation of Magdalen College by the king's Ecclesi- 
astical Commissioners and expulsion of the Protestant 

fellows 248, 249, 515-530 

Nov. untimely festivities at All Souls ...... 243 

„ admission of Romanists to fellowships in Magdalen College 523, 525 
„ a gang of burglars is at work in and near Oxford . . 243, 244 
disturbance at dean Massey's chapel ..... 

„ disputes about the night-police between the city and the 

University ......... 244 

Dec. a University preacher forced to recant 244 




1687 Doc. a riot in front of Univ. Coll. ...... 245 

Protestant zeal of Arthur Charlett ..... 245 

„ rebellious attitude of the demies to the intruded president and 

fellows of Magd. Coll. ....... 245 

„ emptiness of Magd. Coll. and financial troubles . . . 530 

provision made for the ejected fellows of Magd. Coll. . . 530 

„ the number of persons matriculating is still decreasing . . 246 

. . . prevalence of immorality ....... 241 

. . . Protestant and Romanist controversial tracts . . . 246 
. . . troops quartered in Oxford this year . . .220, 249, 251 

1688 Jan. a fire at Christ Church 252 

„ admission of Romanist fellows at Magd. Coll. . . 253, 530 
„ mastership of Magd. Coll. school ..... 253 

expulsion of demies of Magd. Coll. .... 254, 531 

intriguing to procure repeal of the Test Act . . . 254 
„ libel against the expected Prince of Wales . . . 254,255 
„ the vice-chancellor's attitude towards the new Romanist 

fellows of Magd. Coll. ....... 255 

Obadiah Walker's club still meets ..... 255 

„ Thanksgiving for the Queen's pregnancy .... 255 

„ riot at Magd. Coll. caused by the expelled demies ; the vice- 
chancellor deals with it ...... 256, 53 r 

the * general ' of the Carmelites in Oxford . . . .256 

Jan. — March, people frequent Magd. Coll. chapel to prevent the in- 
troduction of Romanist services .... 254,264 

Feb. the king's accession cordially observed .... 256 

„ the city fulfds all requirements of S. Scholastica's day . . 256 
„ affronts offered to the Romanist fellows of Magd. Coll. ; they 

shut their gates 257 

Christ Church and Magd. Coll. are deserted by noblemen, 

gentlemen-commoners and commoners .... 257 

March more Romanist fellows admitted at Magd. Coll. . . * 258 
financial difficulties at Magd. Coll. ; the College plate pawned 

or embezzled? ....... 258, 530 

,, changes in the Commission of the Peace .... 260 

popular apprehensions as to the king's designs . . .260 
„ death of Samuel Parker, bp. of Oxford, and pres. of Magd. 

Coll 261 

„ the Romanist fellows at Magd. Coll. seize the Chapel . . 262 
,, a Romanist is made president of Magd. Coll. . . . 262 
March — Sept. the city is governed by Commissioners, the charter 

being withdrawn ..... 260, 270, 271, 277 
Apr. contest for the Camden Professorship of History . . 262, 263 

,, heavy snow-fall ; backward spring 263 

„ execution at Oxford ........ 263 

the Romanist earl of Peterborough takes command of the 

regiment of horse in Oxford 264 

,, murderous quarrel between troopers . . . . ,264 
VOL. III. b 





1688 Apn mass begun to be said in Magd. Coll. chapel . . .264 

coronation day observed 265 

„ the University refuses to attend the S. Mark's day sermon at 

Magd. Coll 265 

May May-day song at Magd. Coll. omitted 266 

May — June, an epidemic fever in Oxford .... 267, 270 
June a public disputation between a Protestant and a Romanist . 267 
„ more Romanist fellows designed for Magd. Coll. . . .267 
no clergy in Oxford city and very few in Oxford county read 

the King's Declaration for liberty of conscience . . 267 

„ a great ordination in Oxford 268 

the news of the birth of the Prince of Wales is coldly re- 
ceived in Oxford, except by the Romanists . . .268 
„ the University summoned before the Privy Council on a Qtio 

Warranto 269,311 

„ the University refuses to attend the S. John Baptist day 

sermon at Magd. Coll 270 

„ disturbances at Magd. Coll. chapel 270 

„ third sale of Richard Davis' books begins . . . I57j 302 
July the official thanksgiving for the birth of the Prince of Wales 
is popularly observed as a thanksgiving day for the ac- 
quittal of the bishops 268, 271, 272 

„ the University publishes verses on the birth of the Prince of 

Wales 273 

„ a Romanist confirmation at Oxford 27a 

„ death of the chancellor (James Butler, first duke of Ormond), 
and hasty election in his place of his grandson (James 

Butler, second duke) 273 

„ mandamus to elect Lord Chancellor Jeffreys to the chancellor- 
ship of the University arrives too late . . . .273 
„ a hermit sets up in Bagley wood . . . . • •273 

,, no Act this year . . . 270 

,, a monster exhibited 273 
Aug. expulsion and resignation of the remaining Protestant fellows 

at Magd. Coll. 273, 275 

,, disturbances at Obadiah Walker's chapel . . • 273,274 
„ mandamus to Allsouls College to appoint the king's nominee 

to one of their livings 274 

„ the young duke of Ormond is installed at London chancellor 

of the University . . . . . • • -275 

,, suicide at Magd. Coll. . . . . . . .276 

invasion by the Dutch is expected . . . • .276 
Sept. the new charter of the city is granted and received . .277 
„ entertainment of voters previous to an election of M.P.'s for 

the county 277, 278 

,, in consequence of the expected Dutch invasion troops are 

withdrawn from Oxford towards London . . .278 
news that the king is going to undo his arbitrary acts . .278 





1688 Sept. a Quakers' meeting-place established in Oxford . . .279 
Oct. the Ecclesiastical Commission is dissolved . 

„ Oxford city and coimty conjoined feast 

,, the king's birthday observ'ed 

„ the expelled fellows of Magdalen College are to be restored 
„ the bishop of Winchester comes to Oxford to restore the 

ejected fellows of Magd. Coll. but is summoned to London 

in haste to attend a meeting of the Privy Council 279, 280, 532 
,, the fellows of Magd. Coll. are restored ; popular rejoic- 
ings 280, 532, 533 

„ the bishop of Winchester visits C. C. C, New College, Trinity, 

and S. John's 533 

„ the new charter of the city abrogated and the old charter 

restored 280 

,, reported 'signs' in the sky 280, 281 

Nov. Gunpowder Plot fervently observed . . . . .281 
„ the country does not rise to oppose the Prince of Orange . 281 
„ Romanists enrolled at Oxford as troopers to serve against 

the Prince of Orange . . . . . . .281 

„ parties of horsemen pass through Oxford to join the Prince 

of Orange 281, 282 

„ Obadiah Walker's private press at Univ. Coll. is stopped . 282 
„ reports of peers and regiments going over to the Prince of 

Orange 2S2, 283 

„ fall of snow 283 

„ Romanists leave Oxford 282, 283, 285 

„ a party of Oxford citizens, etc., set out to join the Prince 

of Orange 283,284 

Nov. — Dec. political pamphlets and verses . . . 286, 292, 293 
Dec. anti-Romanist riot at Oxford ..... 286, 287 
„ volunteers in the interest of the Prince of Orange enter and 

occupy Oxford ....... 286, 287 

,, election of M.P.'s for the University 287 

„ the University votes an address of welcome to the Prince of 

Orange 291 

„ an arch of Magdalen Bridge is pulled down .... 308 

„ severe frost 291 

„ expulsion of a Romanist fellow from Trin. Coll. . . .291 
. . . troops quartered in Oxford this year . . . 268,271,278 

1689 Jan. election of representatives for University and city and county 

for the Prince of Orange's ' Convention ' . . . .296 

„ the elms at the Parks planted 297 

Jan. — March, a deluge of political pamphlets and verses 

292, 294, 297, 299, 300 
Feb. the University visits Univ. Coll. and expels the Romanist 

head and fellows ....... 297, 298 

„ thanksgiving day for the accession of William and Mary . 299 
„ Presbyterians come to the front, as a result of the Revolution 299 
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1689 March epidemic of sore eyes 

„ a violent wind 

endeavours to enforce the use of strict Academic dress . 300 

volunteers raised for the war in Ireland .... 
March— Apr. rains and floods ; a backward spring . • .301 
Apr. coronation of William and Mary celebrated at Oxford . . 301 
May publication of the oath of allegiance to William and Mary . 302 
exceeding heat followed by cold weather .... 3^3 

a great ordination in Oxford 3°3 

June dean Aldrich's installation feast 3^4 

June— Aug. riotous conduct of undergraduates . . • 304> 307 

July no Act this year 304> 3^5 

many members of the University take the oath of allegiance 

to William and Mary . 305 

„ Osney bridge repaired 3°^ 

rejoicings at Oxford for the birth of a son of the Princess 


Aug. non-jurors among members of the University . . ♦ Z^l 

„ Magdalen bridge repaired 3o8 

consideration shown to the Quakers by the government . 308 

Sept. Sir George Mackenzie, late Lord Advocate of Scotland, 'the 

bloody Mackenzie,' in Oxford . . • 3ii> 333» 355 

„ the vice-chancellor's outgoing speech 

dispute between the city and the. University as to the ad- 
mission of a privileged person, which is carried into the 

law-courts 3^i 

Oct. burglars imprisoned at Oxford 3^2,332 

Oxford city and county conjoined feast . • • .312 
Oct.— Dec. complaints of the dulness of trade, the emptiness of the 

University, and the burden of taxation . . • .319 

Nov. a lay preacher refused his degree 3^5 

Dec, bill introduced in the House of Commons to confirm the 

Caroline Charter of the University ; the city opposes it . 317 

1690 ■' Jan. rains and a flood 320 

„ a tempestuous wind S^i 

„ volunteers asked for the king's service 32 1 

the bill promoted in the Commons for the confirmation of the 

Caroline Charter of the University is opposed by the city . 322 
the suit between the city and the University concerning a 

privileged man is decided against the University . .323 

King Charles I's day observed 324 

the anniversary of the accession of William and Mary is 

neglected ....... • • 325 

expulsion of a fellow of Exeter College . . • 325» 3^0 
„ election of M.P.'s for the city and the University . . • 325 
Feb. the rev. George Walker of Derry is made D.D. . . .326 

Feb.— March, drought, cold weather, a backward spring . . .329 
March election of M.P.'s for the county 327 



1690 March visitation of Exeter College by the commissary of the bishop 

of Exeter ......... 328 

Apr. publication of Arthur Bury's Naked Gospel^ and feeling excited 

by it 329, 330 

„ coronation day observed 329 

ejected non-juring clergymen settle in Oxford . . . 330 
June delegates appointed to act for the Chancellor during his 

absence in Ireland . . . . . . . -332 

June — Aug. collection in the University for Scots episcopalian 

JT^inistcrs 336, 355 

July no Act this year ........ 333 

„ rejoicings for the victory at the Boyne ..... 333 

„ Elias Ashmole in Oxford ....... 334 

„ the bishop of Exeter in person visits Exeter College, expels 

the rector, and suspends certain fellows . . 334, 340, 353 
Aug. unusual thunder ......... 337 

elections of bedells ....... 337, 338 

election of a new rector of Exeter College . . . 338,340 
Aug. — Sept. paving of S. Giles' street ...... 339 

Aug. — Oct. agitation against Arthur Bury's Naked Gospel ; the book 
is formally condemned and burnt by the University 337 
Aug. — Oct. a sickness in Oxford ..... 


Oct. the vicechancellor's outgoing speech 
„ the prospectus of the Athenae Oxon. is ready 
„ rejoicings for success in Ireland .... 
,, the University buys MSS. from Wood . 

„ fire at Magd. Coll 

„ the University publishes congratulatory verses on the 

return from Ireland 

„ Oxford city and county conjoined feast 
,, the non-juring bishop of Ely is in Oxford 

Exeter College case in the courts of law at Westminster 
a ' grand compounder ' takes his degree 
Queen's College builds a brew-house . 
elections of bedells ...... 

subscribers are being sought for the Athenae Oxon 
delegates appointed to act for the Chancellor during his 
absence in Holland ..... 

turbulence of undergraduates .... 

Scots episcopal ministers in Oxford 
theft at the Bear Inn ...... 

Coronation-day neglected ..... 

„ the queen's birth-day slightly observed 
, May the Restoration of Charles II observed 
. June the old chapel of Trinity College is taken down , 

publication of Athenae Oxon. vol. I . 
June — July, feelings excited by Athenae Oxon. vol. I 
July small-pox and fever in Oxford .... 


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1691 July no Act this year 3^7 

„ death of mother George, the Oxford ' old old woman ' . .367 

„ election of Lady Margaret professor 3^8 

„ rejoicings for the victory of Aghrim 3^8 

„ idleness rebuked by a University preacher .... 368 

Aug. the University empty ; money scarce 37° 

Aug.— Nov. small-pox and a malignant fever in Oxford 370j 37i> 372> 374 
Oct. rejoicings for the taking of Limerick .... 372> 373 
„ the vicechancellor is rated for leniency to non-jurors . . 373 
„ burglary in Oxford 373 
„ Oxford city and county conjoined feast .... 374 
Oct.— Nov. expulsion of non-jurors from their fellowships 374, 375, 377 
Nov. a professorship jobbed . . . . • • •375 
„ election of the Camden professor of history .... 375 
Thanksgiving for the conclusion of the war in Ireland . .377 
Dec. change of site of the Presbyterian meeting-place . . . 379 
. . . neglect of Academical dress by undergraduates . . . 3^^ 

1692 Jan. troops from Ireland in Oxford : their lawlessness . . . 380 

„ the Oxford press is to be farmed out to London book- 
sellers 381, 382 

Jan. — Feb. expulsion of non-jurors from their fellowships . 382,384 

Jan.— Feb. frost 381 

Feb. a Scot becomes professor of Astronomy .... 382 

execution in Oxford 383 

March a gang of burglars at work in Oxford .... 384? 38/ 
„ a clue is found to the gang of burglars .... 385 

Apr. the senior proctor's outgoing speech 386 

poll-tax 386, 387 

„ comparative neglect of Coronation-day .... 386 
fourth sale of Richard Davis' books begins . . . .157 
one of the Oxford burglars is arrested at Stafford . . . 387 

„ an Italian teaches anatomy in Oxford 387 

,, a press-gang collects soldiers in Oxford .... 388 
Apr.— May. cold, wet weather ; a backward spring . . .389 
May a dispensation for accumulating the Divinity degrees is 

rejected 389 

„ rejoicings for the victory of la Hogue .... 390, 391 
June wet weather, and a great flood ; the hay harvest is ruined . 391 

July an Independent meeting-place opened 393 

„ a disputation between a Presbyterian and an Independent . 393 
„ Arthur Charlett elected Master of Univ. Coll. . . -393 
„ no Act this year ....... 39i> 393, 427 

„ execution in Oxford : the option * marry or be hanged ' is 

disallowed 393 

„ death of David Loggan, the University engraver . . . 394 
„ Athenae Oxon. vol. II is published ; commotion caused 

by it 395, 396 

Aug. cold, wet weather ; the corn harvest is in danger . . . 397 



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1693 Aug. the commotion caused by Athenae Oxon. vol. //continues 398, 399 
a suicide in Oxford ........ 399 

Gloucester Hall is repaired by the new principal . . . 399 

Sept. cold, unseasonable weather . 403 

,, an ejected chaplain of All Souls is restored by the Visitor 404, 447 
Oct. dean Aldrich, assuming the vice-chancellorship, promises to 

enforce discipline ........ 404 

the University refuses to purchase part of Wood'; 
MSS. and printed books .... 

drought . 

,, rejoicings for the king's arrival from Flanders 
Nov. Oxford city and county conjoined feast 
the king's birthday greatly neglected . 
Gunpowder Plot kept with great honour 
,, rejoicings for successes abroad 

the Junior Proctor is affronted by troopers at the Mitre . 407 
Nov. — Dec. the libel suit, Clarendon versus Wood, in the Vice- 
chancellor's Court ...... 407, 410, 41 1 

Dec. stormy west winds 411,413 

,, the Oxford waggon robbed 411 

Jacobite letters dropped in the streets of Oxford . . .411 
. . . the poll-tax ......... 414 

1693 Jan. the University charter is confirmed by Parliament . . 415 
„ emptiness of the University : burdensome taxation : stagnation 

of trade 415 

Jan. — July, the libel suit. Clarendon versus Wood, in the Vice- 
chancellor's Court 413, 415, 428, 429 

Feb. Accession-day scantily observed : discontent because of 

taxation 415 

„ snow and frost 417 

March — Dec. quarterly tax on money .... 418, 423, 437 

Apr. coronation-day neglected ....... 420 

„ the anonymous Vindication of Anthony Wood is published 

at Oxford 420 

„ rains and a flood . . 421 

„ the Senior Proctor's out-going speech 421 

„ observance of the queen's birthday 421 

„ corn riots in Oxford market 421, 422 

May corn-riots throughout England . . . . 421,422,425 

„ profusion of May-poles . . . . . . .421 

„ German princes incognito in Oxford . . . . 422, 423 

„ Jacobite papers dropped in Oxford streets . . . .423 

„ 'mourning gowns ' in Congregation 424 

„ neglect of the king's birthday 424 

June fellowship election at Merton College : ' religious ' candidates 

have to stand down 424 

„ Exeter College case in the Law-courts . . . , •425 
design for a College for Greeks in Gloucester Hall . . 426 





693 June epidemic of measles • 4^6 

„ extension of shelving in the Bodleian 426 

„ bequest of books by Dr. Thomas Barlow . . . .426 
July an Act celebrated : neglect of the Professors' lectures . .427 
„ Anthony Wood is expelled from the University . . .429 
Athenae Oxon. vol. II is burnt by order of the Vice-chancellor's 
Court 429 
Aug. wet weather : the corn-harvest is spoiled .... 431 

Oct. hot, dry weather 432 

„ , the Vice-chancellor's speech at the end of his year of office . 432 
„ Oxford city and county conjoined feast .... 433 
„ rejoicings in Oxford for the king's return from Flanders . 433 
Oct.— Nov. proceedings in the election of a Warden of Merton 

College 432-436 

Nov. neglect of the king's birthday 
„ colds, fevers, mortality 
„ rejoicings for successes abroad 
„ state funeral of James Harrington of Ch. Ch, 
Dec. dearth and distress in Oxford 
„ , the Oxford coaches robbed . 
... agitation against the Church 
. . . millenarian fanatics at Water-Stratford 
1694 Jan. six commoners at Gloucester Hall 

„ the Public Orator preaches an old sermon, which excites the 
ire of a perfervid Scot 
Jan. — Apr. a strange fever ; mortality . 
Feb. bishop Gilbert Burnet ceases to maintain exhibitioners in 

Hart Hall • • • 443 

„ Magdalen College clainj the right of nominating the principal 
of Magdalen Flail, which right has been exercised by the 
Chancellor of the University since Elizabeth's reign . 444 
Feb.— March, new oaths of allegiance imposed on members of the 

University ......... 445 

March the vice-chancellor admits the nominee of the Chancellor to 

the principalship of Magdalen Hall .... 446 

„ great dearth in Oxford ....... 446 

„ factious opposition to White Kennet's B.D. degree . . 447 

Apr. coronation-day neglected » 449 

,, consecration of Trinity College chapel .... 449 

„ a suicide in Oxford 45° 

„ keen contest for the town-clerkship 450 

the Senior Proctor's outgoing speech 450 

May rejoicings at Oxford for successes at sea . . . -452 
June the right of nomination to the principalship of Magdalen 
Hall is confirmed to the Chancellor by the Courts at 
Westminster on the ground of prescription . . 455~458 
July deformation of buildings at Allsouls . . . ... 459 

speech-day at Christ Church in commemoration of Dean Fell 460 


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1694 July bitter contest for the town-clerkship ..... 462 
Aug. wet weather : harvest spoiled 46^ 

burglary at Magdalen Hall 46- 

Sept. a southerly gale ......... 467 

Sept. — Oct. drought 471 

Sept. — Dec. small-pox 466, 471, 473, 475 

Sept. — Dec. poll tax 467, 474 

Oct. dean Aldrich re-admitted Vice-chancellor : the ' hat ' question 469 
falls of snow ........ 470, 471 

the avenue of Physic Garden is finished . . . .471 

Oxford feast 471 

Nov. Gunpowder Plot observed 473 

„ rejoicings for the king's return from Holland . . ■ . 472 
Dec. Exeter College case in the House of Lords .... 474 
J, rejoicings at Oxford for successes by sea and land . . 474 
news of the queen's illness and death ..... 475 

... a severe winter 475, 478 

. . . Socinian books and answers to them ..... 475 
. . . dean Aldrich's issues of classical texts .... 475 

1695 Jan. election of a rector of Exeter College 477 

„ the University condoles with the king on the death of the 

queen ; the king's emotion 477, 478 

Jan. — Apr. a severe and prolonged winter : frosts, snows, floods 


Feb. neglect of * determination 478 
„ the University verses on the Queen's death are published . 479 

„ neglect of accession-day 479 

,, contest for the town-clerkship ..... 478, 479 
,, state entry of the High Sheriff : assize sermon . . . 480 
March public observance of the queen's funeral .... 480 

Apr. slight observance of coronation-day 483 

. lateness of the spring 483, 484 

„ rise in the value of guineas 483 

Apr. — July, water pipes put down in Oxford streets .... 485 

May rain, a flood, damage to grass 484 

July Meinhardt, duke of Schomberg, in Oxford .... 486 

„ continued rains ........ 486, 487 

Aug. Meinhardt, duke of Schomberg, again in Oxford . . .487 
„ rejoicings for the taking of the citadel of Namur . . . 488 

,, New College reredos discovered 488 

Aug. — Sept. small-pox in Oxford 488 

Sept. election riots in Oxford 489 

„ rejoicings for successes abroad ...... 489 

„ the new tax on bachelors 490 

Sept. — Oct. drought . . 493 

Oct. Oxford feast . • 49^ 

„ a Jacobite meeting in Oxford . . . . . ' 49i 
,j election of M.P.'s for the city ...... 492 




595 Nov. the king's birthday kept . . • • • • • 493 

Gunpowder Plot kept 493 

election of M.P.'s for the county 493 

'Mercury ' set up in Christ Church Tom Quad . . -494 
reception of the King and the Chancellor of the University 493-49^ 

II. Events, etc., personal to the author, Anthony Wood. 

682 March Wood acknowledges White Rennet's help .... 7 
transcribes Sir Thomas Browne's account of the monuments 

in Norwich Cathedral 9 

begins a catalogue of titles of books in Oxford booksellers' 

shops and private libraries 9 

March— Apr. Wood is under treatment for his deafness . . • 9> ^3 
May Wood gets Merton College to defend the boundaries of his 

native parish, S. John Bapt. parish I5 

June gets S. John Baptist parish to beat their bounds ... 20 
Sept. the Sheldons give Wood the cold shoulder . . . . 26 

Nov. the Sheldons in Oxford 29 

Dec. Ralph Sheldon gives Wood a present of ten guineas, but 

withdraws his promise to print the Athenae ... 34 
-683 Jan. Wood transcribes Hatcher's Catalogue of the Fellows of 

King's, Cambndge ....... 35 

March again acknowledges White Rennet's help .... 39 

May Arthur Charlett, Junior Proctor, obtains for Wood the perusal 

of a bedell's book 44 

Wood gets S. John Baptist parish to beat their bounds . 45 

July Wood is being treated for deafness 65 

Julyr-Dec. Wood speeds not in wooing 61 

Aug. Wood asks Ralph Sheldon to pay his promised subsidy to- 
wards the Athenae 

Dec. Wood is refused access to the Archives . . . .84 
Ralph Sheldon promises Wood 100 li. towards printing the 


1684 Feb. Wood asks leave to peruse Magd. Coll. registers . . 89 

June Wood is called to Weston, where his friend, Ralph Sheldon 

of Beoly, is on his death-bed 96 

death of Ralph Sheldon ; Wood is summoned to Weston to 

superintend the funeral 97 

July Wood superintends the funeral of Ralph Sheldon . . 97) 9^ 
Aug. Wood is at Weston arranging Sheldon's MSS. and papers for 

transmission to London 9^ 

Wood obtains MSS. and books from Ralph Sheldon's 

library 102, 104, 105 

Sept. death of Wood's brother Christopher 109 

Oct. Wood takes Sheldon's MSS. and papers to the Heralds' 

Office 98, 103, 115 





1684 Nov, Wood is paid Ralph Sheldon's legacy of 40 //. . . 98,118 
Dec. Wood makes a Catalogue of Old Plays . . . .119 

1685 Jan. Ralph Sheldon of Barton takes upon him the promise of 

100 /z. towards the Athenac made by his uncle Ralph 

Sheldon of lieoly . . 123 

,, White Kennet is collecting notes for Wood . . . .124 
Jan, — Feb. Wood is at Weston moving Ralph Sheldon's books to 

another room . . . . . . . .124 

Apr. Wood thinks himself slighted by William Fulman . .139 
„ is forward in promoting the celebration of King James IFs 

coronation . 141 

May — July. Wood is rudely treated by Merton men . . 142, 152 
June death of Wood's friend, Andrew Allam .... 144 
Aug. — Sept. Wood is in London making notes for the AtJunac at 

the Wills Office 157, j 58, 160, 163 

Sept. Wood has an interview with archbishop Sancroft . . .159 
Oct. Wood buys several of Andrew Allam's books . . . 167 
„ Wood entertains William Fulman ..... 168 

1686 Jan. — Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection with 

the Athcnae . . . . , . . . '174 
Jan. Wood arranges books in Merton College library . . .178 
March Wood is writing a History of Merton College . . .181 
May Wood is slighted in Merton common-room .... 187 
Aug. Wood makes notes of titles of books in Arthur Charlett's 

collection 195 

Oct. Wood is again slighted in Merton common-room . . .197 
Dec. Wood recovers a lost Matriculation Register of the Uni- 
versity 202, 203 

1687 Jan. — Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

with the Athenae ........ 204 

March Wood is deprived of free perusal of the University registers by 

Dr. John Wallis . . . . . . . .216 

June Wood visits Weston : the promise of January 16S5 is renewed 

by Ralph Sheldon . . . . . . . .221 

Aug. — Sept. Wood is in the Wills Office, London, making notes for 

i\ie Athcfiae 224 

Oct. Wood is engaged in a lawsuit about his niece's property 240, 305 

1688 Jan. — Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

with the Athenae ........ 251 

Jime Wood visits Weston : the promise of Jan. 1685 and June 1687 

is again renewed by Ralph Sheldon .... 269 
July Wood is being treated for deafness . . . . .272 
Aug. — Sept. Wood is in the Wills Office, London, and the Heralds 

Office making notes for the Athenae . . .273, 275 
Dec. Wood pays a friendly visit to Ralph Sheldon at Weston . 291 

1689 Jan. — Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

with the Athenae . 294 

July Wood has a severe fit of cramp 3°^ 





1689 July Wood makes notes of books in Jesus College library . . 30? 

Aug. visits Abingdon 307> 4°° 

Sept. meets Sir George Mackenzie . • - • • • 3ii 
Nov. is given free access to Ch. Ch. library . . • • • 3^4 
Dec. Ralph Sheldon renews his promise of contributing to the print- 
ing of the Athenae (see Jan. 1685, June 1687, June 1688), 

but reduces the amount promised to 50 . . • 3^6 

1690 Jan.-^Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

vfiih. Athenae 3I9j 345 

Feb. Wood is refused access to the Archives by Dr. John Wallis . 326 
March Ralph Sheldon pays Wood the 50 lu promised in December 


July scandalous reports concerning Wood 330 

Oct. the prospectus of the ^M^wad? goes to press . • 342 

Wood sells several of his MSS. to the University . . .342 
Nov. Wood is in London about printing the Athenae Oxon. . -345 

1691 Jan.— Dec. Wood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

with the Athenae 349 

Jan. scandalous reports concerning Wood 352 

Apr. the Athenae is passing through the press . . • -357 
. „ Wood has words with Ralph Bathurst . • • 357> 35^ 
May Wood is in London on business about the Athenae . .362 
Wood is witness to Obadiah Walker's will . • • .362 
June publication of Athenae Oxon. vol. I . • - • 3^4? 3^5 
June— July, stir caused by Athenae Oxon. vol. I . . 365* 3^8, 369 
1692 Feb. Wood borrows one of the Llanerch MSS. . • • • 3^3 

Apr. Wood grumbles at the taxes 3^6, 3^7 

July Merton College increases the fine paid on the renewal of the 

lease to the Wood family 392 

bishop Gilbert Burnet speaks ill-naturedly of Wood . . 400 

publication of Athenae Oxon. vol. II 395 

Wood is deprived of free perusal of the Matriculation Registers 

by Dr. John Wallis 39^ 

july_Aug. stir caused by Athenae Oxon. vol. II . • - 395, 39^ 
Sept.— Oct. Wood makes notes of books in the Bodleian, especially 

of those recently bequeathed by Dr. Thomas Barlow . 405 
Oct. the University declines to buy certain MSS. and printed books 

offered for sale by Wood 4^4 

Nov. Wood has altercations with Richard Davies of C. C. C. . 4°^ 
Nov.— Dec. Henry, earl of Clarendon, prosecutes Wood in the Vice- 
chancellor's Court for a libel on his father . 407^410: 4" 
1693 Jan.— July, the suit Clarendon versus Wood slowly goes on through 

the law's delays 413,415.428,429 

Jan.— Dec. Wood thinks himself aggrieved by the frequency of calls 

to pay taxes 4i4, 4i7. 4i8, 423, 437 

March Wood again has to take the oaths of allegiance . . .418 
March a of Wood goes to press , . . • • 4^9 
Apr. a Vindication of Wood is published 420 





1^93 Jw^y Wood is expelled the University and Athetiae Oxon. vol. II 

is burnt by order of the Vicechancellor's Court . 429, 430 
July — Aug. Wood retires to Weston to conceal his mortification . 429 
Aug. Wood receives expressions of sympathy . . . . 430 

Oct. W^ood has a sharp illness . 433 

Nov. Wood receives a present from Dr. Jonathan Edwards, ex- Vice- 
chancellor, to whom Athcnae Oxon. had been dedicated . 431^ 
Dec. Wood's expulsion is recorded in the Proctors' Black Book . 438 

1694 Jan. — Dec. W^ood is sending out letters of enquiry in connection 

with the projected third volume of (or appendix to) his 
Athenae ......... 439 

March Wood walks to Godstow and Iffley 448 

March — Dec. Wood is paying taxes .... 447, 467, 474 

Apr. Roger Altham, the outgoing Senior Proctor, spitefully attacks 
Wood in his speech ; Wood consoles himself by referring 
to the entry in his Diary for 1681 which records Altham's 
juvenile delinquencies ....... 450 

June Wood goes to London to give evidence in the Magdalen Hall 
suit between Magdalen College and the Chancellor of the 

University 455, 456, 458 

„ Wood thinks himself insulted by Sir Lacy Osbaldeston, Bart. 458 

July Wood takes the waters at Astrop wells, and visits places in 

the neighbourhood ...... 460, 461 

Sept. sends information to John Prince, who is writing The Worthies 

of Devon ......... 467 

,, death of Wood's nephew, Benjamin ..... 468 

Oct. Wood is flattered by the queen buying a copy of Athetiae 

Oxon. .......... 469 

1695 Jan. Wood lends money at interest to Daniel Porter (junior), a 

goldsmith of Oxford 483, 492, 506 

Jan. — Apr. severe weather, which pulls down Wood's body 

475, 478, 481, 483 

March W^ood is sneered at and slighted 481 

Apr. Wood entertains White Kennet, Thomas Tanner, John Aubrey 483 
May Wood is abused by a chorister of Magdalen College . . 484 
May — Oct. Wood claims that his expulsion from the University is 

cancelled by a late Act of Parliament : his claim is not 

allowed 484, 485, 491 

June visits William Joyner at Ickford 486 

visits Thame ......... 486 

June — Sept. Wood is complimented by visitors to Oxford and others 

for his Athenae 486, 487, 489, 490 

July — Aug. W^ood takes the waters at Wotton well . . '487 
Aug. — Sept. Wood walks to Weston and pays a visit there . 487, 488 

Sept. Wood pays the new tax on bachelors 490 

Oct. W^ood expostulates with Henry, earl of Clarendon . 490, 491 
„ Wood conveys his interest in the Fleur de luce lease to 

Thomas Rowney for an annuity of 30 /z. , 49i> 49^? 5^5 





1695 Oct. Wood visits William Joyner 49^ 

walks with Thomas Tanner to Binsey and Godstow . .491 
Nov. Wood feels ill on Nov. i, walks to Bay worth to shake it off, 

and is worse on his return . • • • • 492? 493 
Wood writes an account of the reception of King William III 

and the duke of Ormond, Nov. 6-10 . . * -493 
Wood is hard at work on the appendix to, or volume third of, 

\i\?,Athenae 499 

Wood writes down his complaint of the unworthy treatment 

of his Athenae 49<5 

Wood makes the last entry in his Diary, Nov. 14 . -49^ 
Arthur Charlett is asked by the relatives to inform Wood 

that he is dying, Nov. 21 or 22 . . . A9l> 49^, 5°° 
Arthur Charlett commends Thomas Tanner to Wood to be 

his literary executor, Nov. 21 or 22 . . 497 j 498> 5°° 
Wood arranges his papers, and makes his will, Nov. 23 

498, 501, 506 

Wood signs a properly-drafted will, bequeathing his printed 
books and MSS. to the Ashmolean Museum, and entrust- 
ing his private papers {Diary, Autobiography, Appendix 
to his Athenae) to Thomas Tanner, Nov. 24 . 499» 50i» 502 

Wood dies, in the communion of the Church of England, 
Nov. 29, aged 62 years II months 13 days . . 499> 

Wood is buried in S. John Baptist church, Nov. 30 . . 499 

Ttiomas Rowney puts a mural tablet to Wood's memory in 

S. John Baptist church 499> S^S 

1696 Jan. Wood's will is proved at London .504 

... his collection of coins and medals is dispersed . . .5°^ 


I. Ralph Sheldon's book-plates . ... to face p. 104 

II. Colours of the University volunteers, 16S5 . . 146-150 

III. James II's entertainment in the Bodleian, 1687 . . 235 

IV. The initial C with Wood's arms . ... to face p. 428 

V. Wood's monument to face p. 499 


1685 and 1682 : 34 Car. II : Wood aet. 50. 

{This Almanac contains a few of Andrew Allum's notes. 

As it is now bound up this Almanac is dislocated, half Aucr., all Sept., and half 
Oct. being taken out of their place and inserted between the two lialves of Dec. 

At the beginning and end of the Almanac are some stray notes which may be 
brought together here : — ) 

Nov. 23, anno 1681, /^d oh.. Dove 16S2 (the date of purchase, price, and name 
of this almanac). 

Monsieur and Kit for gold and rings. 

Dr. (Robert) Hitch, deane of York, somtimcs of Trin. Coll. Camb., tutor to 
Dr. (James) I)uport\ was living 1675 Dr. (Tobias) Wickham succeeded hira 
in the deanery. Vide in mense Januar. 

Dr. Thomas (Tomkins) succeeded (Richard) Mcrvin in the chancellourship 
of Exeter. 

Thomas Pygot, vicar of Yarnton, 1679; chaplain to the yong earl 
of Ossory^ July 1682. 

1675 from Michaelmas terme that yeare to IMich. terme 1676, 
nobody matriculated of Gloc. Hall. Not one in 1678. 

News called Haraditus ^ that came out once a v/eek commencing 
Jan. or Dec. 1680, gave off in Aug. 1682 — Rawlins the writer 
Rawlins is a troper and a crazed hot-headed fellow, and Mr. (Henry) 
Dodwell thinks him not to be the author but fathered upon him. 

Will Dewy s wife, daughter of . . . Yong of Wolley farme in Berks 
by . . . Tipping his wife. . . . Yong was of Wilts. 

January. — 2 Jan., M., received the Fleur de luce rent of my 
brother Kit, 4//. 5^-. 

^ dean of Peterborough ; died 1679. 119, 120, 199. 

Dr. Hitch died 10 Feb. 167^. ^ j^n. of 1680 (in Wood's reckoning) 

^ see vol. ii. p. 560, note i. i. e. Jan. i68|. 
* * Heraclitus Ridens,' see Luttrell i. 



Jan. 4, Wedn., St. Marie's great bell rung out for Thomas Yate, M. A . 
and one' of the senior fellows of Brasnose, who died about 8 in the 
morning. Executor and heir of Dr. (Thomas) Yate, principall of 
Brasnose lately deceased. Buried in claustro\ 

Jan. 15, Su., news in the coffee letter_(i) that (Tobias) Wickham deane of 
York, was dead; worth i2,ooo/e. in money and 8oo/e. per annum m land. He 
succeded in the deanery Dr. (Robert) Hitch who lived 1675. - (2), ako that 
<Tohn> Parker, archbishop of Dublin, was dead. He succeeded M(ichael) Boyle 
when he went to Armagh, and Boyle (succeeded James) Margetson ; vide proximam 
paginam.-(3\ also that (Henry Jones) bishop of Meath there was dead.-(4), 
also that (Adam) Cusack \ a judge in Ireland, was dead, and old lady Blondy 

ri68r M , Jan. 16, old Jane Grove, widdow, was buried in the churchyard ot 
S. John Bapt. parish by the grave of Richard Grove her somtimes husband, after 
shee had received relief from the parish for neare 20 yeares.] 

About the middle of Jan. some phanaticall person cut the leggs of 
the duke of York's picture that hung in the Gildhall London K Which 
being looked upon as a great scandall, the Lord Mayor and Court of 
Aldermen made a decree that whosoever should bring the man that 
did it or tell, should have 500//. for his paines : vide Gazet latter end 

of Jan. . 

Jan. 19, Th., I heard that Gabriel Thistletwayt, somtimes of New 
Coll., was dead ; that his fellowship of Winchester Coll. was bestowed 
on (Thomas) Peachman ^ and his golden prebendarie of Sarum 

on . 

Jan. 20, Friday, Sir Thomas Curson of Waterperry, Bt., died, 
leaving issue only one son named John; who marrying . . . Child of 
Worcester, a papist, he himself soon after turn'd papist. 

20 Jan., F., a messenger at 10 at night came from the king to Dr. 
(Timothy) Halton, vice-chancellor, that he cause the professor of 
Arabick and others to make a true translation of the emperour of 
Moroccoes letters sent lately by his embassador ^ which were differently 
interpreted in many materiall points by a Jew and (the) Secretary to 
the embassye. The Jew false, the secretary true. 

Jan. 21, Saturday, Moses Pitt told me that the lady DugdalP of 
Blyth Hall was lately dead (about Xtmas). 

1 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 'Wing, 1693, quaere.' Wing, the al- 

manac, see vol. i. p. 12. Gabnel 

^'^ Puisne Justice of the Common Thistlethwaite was appointed preben- 

p, J dary of Wells 15 Dec. 1670; Hardy's 

3^note in Wood MS. E 33- ^eve gives him no preferment at 

* see Luttrell i. 160. Salisbury . ^, ,t 

^ Thomas Peachman, M.A. New C. ' see Evelyn's Diary unoer dates 11 

18 Tan 167^ ^4 Jan. 108^. 

« Wood has a pencil note here :- ' wife of Sir William Dugdale. 

JANUARY, 1682. ^ 

Jan. 22 Su., nc.-s Hter told us-(i) that . . . the countess dowager of Not- 
tmgham d.ed on i6<th> instant, sister to Dr. Sebastian Smith.-:2). ^nd that the 
old lady Sanderson S mother of the Maids of Honor, was buried verie splendidly 
in \\estmmster Abbey Church by the bishop of Roff. (John Dolben) on thi 
I9<th> instant _(3), and that Dr. (Francis) Marsh bishop of Doune and Conner 
was made archbishop of Dublin in the place of Dr. (John) Parker deceased - 

Jan. 23, M., common news was that Dr. William Morton, dean of Ch Ch 
Dubhn, somtnnes student of Ch. Ch. Oxford, was made bishop of Kildare. " ' 

Jan. 26, Th., I heard that Mr. Samuel Speed, canon of Ch Ch 
was lately (within 3 or 4 dayes) dead. He was vicar of Godalming J 
mercat towne in Surrey, at which place he died and was buried He 
was a prebend of Lyncoln also. Samuel Speed, an authour, different 
from this. 

Jan. 27, F., A. D. ^ 

Jan. 31, Tuesday, . . . Wallis, son of Dr. John Wallis, was married 
to . . . Harris, sister of 1 averner Harrys* of Soundess neare NetUebed. 

The winter was very mild, frosts verie (few) or none (about 2 or 3) 
but very little till the last of Jan., and then very hard weather came 
which contmucd till about the 14 of Feb. More frost, 3 March. 

Latter end of this month fighting, occasioned by drunkenness, fell 
out in St. John's College common chamber, so that thev have divided 
their wood and candle. A most debauched colledg, over which pre- 
sides a peevish and proud president— a good natur'd man when fellow, 
' magistratus indicat virum.' There is a knott of four undergraduats— 
<i>, named . . . Smith son of Dr John Smith, a phisitian ; 2, . . . 
Comby; . These are knowne to be notorious atheists, and 'they 

have been knowne so this yeare past. They talke atheistically among 
themselves, but when any are in their company they forbeare, for fear 
of being betrayed. They come drunk into the chappell and vomit in 
their hats or caps there. They'l come into an alehouse and ask for 
' a roome that is privat, where God almighty shall not see them.' 
Some of them lay with women and get the pox particularly with . . . 
Hopkyns, daughter of . . . Gale, a huckster, who gave her husband 
the pox and so <he> has left her. There is no sin but they are 
guilty of. 

The next college that wants a thorough reformation is New Coll., 
much given to drinking and gaming, and vaine brutish pleasure.' 
They degenerat in learning. 

' see Lnttrell i. 159. 4 ^,^1 ^ ^39. 

^ this last sentence is scored through : ^ ^ line and a half left blank for the 

but a note added ' stet' two other names, 
see A. a. D. in July 1683. 


«ry.-<^//«'«> On the .nd (Th.) I paid ^- f'^^;^^^^ 
towards the common roome, lo. remammg for last year, and 

'^Feb Tf . Richard Souch, B.A.. of Pemb. Coll., lately chorister of 
C C C son of Richard Souch, junior, mUlener, was found hanged m 
i cha;ber at Pemb. Coll. early in the morning. 'Tis satd he hung 
MmsS on Wednesday night. Buried in S. Toll's ch<urch> y(ar • 
w;, «and>mother burnt in her bed <see vol. n. p. 423>- 77' 
ShSis Souch, aet. .6, filius Richardl Souch de O ^, 
. ■ . r r r ' • sauint-ey d ; afterwards ot remD. 

' Sy'S ich MA.; Tdent of'ch. Ch., nominated or electe 
CaSn of Ch Ch. by th^ commissioners, Saturday, 4 Feb. ; mstalled 

^liliron the Mr. <He.^> Mdnch of C. Ch. was elect, hy the 
shell ' Lond. 1675.] Wo^^cnn Tnvmercer in full of all demands 

""""'Th ^ Fridav the burgess<es> or citizens of Oxford appeared 

m Wilts esQ was riding m a coach m H>de TarKc wmi l 

w^..^ Sto deavour to explain.' Wood 276 A no 

1 note in Wood's copy; Wood 810. ^^^^^cxLIII is' Murther unparalel'd' 

2 MS. has ' 10 Jan.' by a slip^ ^1^^ .^^ne theme. 

3 Luttrell i 164, ^67, - Evelyn Lon^- ^ MS. F 31 is ' the epitaph of 
Diary under date 10 Mar. 168,. bee ^^^^^^ murdered, 
also Luttrell i. 144, 163. >A ood E 25 i^o^ y ^ ^^^^ monument in 
no.98isahalladhe.ded™^^^^^^ t^^^^^P^^^^ excepted 
less murder ... of Thomas Lhm, 12 , 

Feb 1682,' beginning ' Come and as- agamst 
sist my trembling pen j While I en- 

FEBRUARY, 1682. 


Pell Mell, one of the said men discharged a blunderbuss upon him 
in his coach, in the belly. That night 6 or 7 bullets were taken out 
of his body, and the king that night sent to him to know how he did. 
He took it very kindly, and prayed for his majestic for his long life 
and prosperous raigne. The next morn he died. The three persons 
straightway dispersed themselves and retired into the city. In the 
meane time the King commanded all ports to be stop'd for 1 2 dayes. 
Vide Fasti i68o. The count of Coningsmerk in Sweedland, the cheif 
agent in this murder, was taken in his flight by water at Gravesend on 
the 19 day (Sunday) at night ^ ; brought to London the next day; 
examined by the Counsell at 5, committed to Newgate at 1 2 at night, 
2o(th) day, Munday. 

(^Allum) On the 12th Feb. about 8 at night Thomas Thynn 
esquire was barbarously murder'd in his coach in the Pall Mall by three 
outlandish men ^ a German, Polander, and Swede. 

(^Alliini) On the 13th Feb. (M.) Dr. (Henry) Beeson, warden of 
New Colledge, laid the first stone towards the new buildings in that 

Feb. 13, Munday, the first stone of New Coll. new quadrangle ^ was 
laid by the warden ^, neare the gate of the quadrangle leading to the 
garden [where ^ now the new common chamber is on the south side. 
This was finished 1684 : vide English History^ in New Coll.] 

{Alluni) On the 15th (W.) IMr. (Henry) Aldrich, student of Ch. 
Ch., was install'd Canon of the same. 

Thursday, 16 Feb., the King in his owne person laid the i stone for 
an hospitall for maimed soldiers at Chelsey ^ where the college founded 
by Dr. Mat(thew) Sutcliff was somtimes standing. 

The same day an everlasting peace was concluded between our 
King and the emperour of IMorocco by his embassador at London ^ 

^ Luttrelli. 165, 166. College. Wood 423 (55) is 'The 

^ * Captain . . . Fratz (or Wrats or draught or view with the ichnography 

de Vrats alias de Vallichs), a German, {'\. e. ground plan) of the new buildings 

captain of a foot company, who had beyond and on the east side of New 

accompanied count Charles John Con- College great Quadrangle, anno 1682.' 

ingsmark in his travels and came with * Henry Beeston. 

him into England ; Georg Borosky s tj-^g -^yords in square brackets were 

(or Borodzycz), a Polander, servant to added at a later date, 

captain Fratz; John Sterne, a Sweed, « i.e. Wood's Colleges and Halls, as 

somtimes a lievtenant of foot in Flan- edited by Gutch. 

ders'— notes in Wood 422 (8) 'The ' Luttrell i. 151, 152, 166; Evelyn's 

last confession of John Sterne and Diar}- under dates 25 May and 4 Aug. 

George Borosky,' by Gilbert Burnet 1682. 

and Anthony Horneck, Lond. 1683. * Luttrell i, 166, see ibid. i. 154-163. 

the present garden front of the 


Feb. 1 8, Sat., Convocation in the afternoone wherin Charles \ lord 
Herbert, eldest son of the marquess of Worcester, and Georg^ the 
yong earl of Northampton (going to travell) were created Masters of 
Arts; presented by (William) Wiat the Orator with encomiastick and 
flattering speeches ^ 

At the same time were letters read from the delegated power of the 
Chancellor, for Henry Aldrich lately installed Canon of Ch. Ch. to be 
Dr. of D. and stand for his grace next Convocation, to pay all fees for 
B<achelor> and D<octor) but to do exercise only for Dr. He was 
presented D.D. (Th.) 2 March ^ 

{Allum^ On the i8th (S.) George (Compton), the yong earl of 
Northampton, and Charles (Somerset), eldest sonn of the marquess 
of Worcester were creat'd M.A. in Convocation. 

(^/te) On the 19th the lord Sherard's sonn, nobleman of 
Exeter, died of a violent feavor. 

Feb. 19, Sunday, Christopher Sherard, fellow commoner of Exeter 
Coll., son and heir of Benedict lord Sherwood of Letrim in Ireland, 
died of a malignant feaver about 4 in the afternoone. His body was 
carried to ... in great state, 27 Feb. (M.); buried 28 Feb. (T.). 

rChristopher Sllerrar(i^ fellow-commoner of Exeter College, son and heir of 
Benedict Sherrard baron of Trim in Ireland, died in Exeter College of a malignant 
feaver on Sunday 19 Februar. anno i68|, aged 16 or therabouts. His body was 
carried in great state to Stapleford in Leicestershire, and was buried in the church 
there T, 28 of the same month. This coat ('argent a chevron gules between 
3 torteaux, a table of 3 points sable for difference (Sherard)') quartering 8 others 
were painted in a hatchment and hung over Exeter College common gate.J 
[Bought « at Oxon, M., 20 Feb. 1681 (i.e. i), (price) is 2^.] 
24 Feb., F., S. Mathias, (Matthew) Loveday of Magd. parish died 
in the mo'rn.; buried the next day in St. Aldates church by his 
father Matthew Loveday (somtimes keeper of the Blewbore inn). 

[Matthew Loveday % the elder, keeper of the Blew-Bore Inn in S. Aldate's 
parish, was buried without escocheons in S. Aldat's church neare the great south 

1 Charles Somerset, afterwards styled ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. I45- 
marquis of Worcester after his father's « note in Wood 153 (Mr Glanier 
(Henry Somerset's) elevation to the ' Voyage to Bengala,' Lond. 1682). in 
dukedom of Beaufort on 2 Dec. 1682. this month he also bought Wood 155 

2 George Compton, fourth earl : his (4) 'Wallography or the Briton de- 
father James Compton died 15 Dec. scribed' by W. R London 1682^ _m 
j^gj ^ which he notes 'Will. Richards of Trin. 

3 **Mr Wyatt the orator presented Coll. the authour; (paid for it) 9^ to 
them with a little speech ' ; Wood's H. Clement Feb. 1681 (i. e. |) ; full of 

note in MS. Bodl. 594, P ^o^- w^Tmc: f . . ..6 

* ' 2 March' is substituted for ' 25 ' notes m \^ ood MS. F 4, p. 146. 

Feb., Egg Saturday.' 

FEB. — MARCH, 1682. 


dorc, 27 Aug. 1666. — Dorothie, widdow of Matthew Loveday (formerly the 
vviddow of...Mander) was buried by her husband, 18 Dec. 1676. — Matthew 
Loveday, somtimes Bac. of Arts of Oriel College, son of Matthew before-men- 
tioned by Dorothie his wife, died at his house in Magd. parish Oxon, F., 24 Feb. 
(St Mathias day) anno 168^- ; and was the next day buried by his father in St. 
Aldate's church, with these armss on his hearse : — ' parted per pale argent and 
sable, a spread eagle with two necks counterchanged, coronet about the neck is 
or, becked and ung'd or.' The arms that were impaled with those of Loveday 
were * gules on a chevron argent a cressant for a difference sable between 3 eagles 
or falcons sergreant or [Windebank, quaere].' His father leaving him about 
20o/z. per annum, married . . . daughter of John Windebanke, Dr. of Physick and 
somtimes fellow of New College (son of Francis Windebanke, Secretary of State 
to King Charles I) by his wife . . . daughter of John HoUoway register of Berk- 
shire (mentioned vol. ii. p. 308.) — Which Matthew Loveday the yongcr had issu 
by his wife, Mathew, a student of Ch. Ch., who dying 14 March 1C86, aged 18 
or thereabouts, was buried by his father 16 of the same month: these arms 
(' parted per pale,' etc., tit supra) were on his hearse.] 

Feb. 25, Egg-Saturday, betimes in the morning, was a male child 
found by the porter of Magd. Coll. at and without the College gate, 
about 4 dayes or a week old — christned ' IMathias at East ^' 

Feb. 26, Su., another flood by a great deal of raine that fell for 
about a weeke before. 

(^Alluvi) On the 2 6(th) (Nathaniel) Whateley the apothecary 
was marri'd by Mr. (Baptist) Levinz in IMagd. Colledge chappel to 
Mr. Taylor's daughter. 

The Universilie at this time, and this last winter, is very thin, and 
the townsmen complaine for want of their company. Reason is, — 
(i) because ever and anon are reports that the king will hold a par- 
liament here, which deterrs them from comming for fear of being 
forced to quit their quarters. — (2) all those that wee call whiggs, and 
side with the parliament against the duke of York, will not send their 
sons for fear of turning Tories. — (3) that since the bishops hath 
taken part with the king for not disinheriting the duke of York, the 
said bishops and consequently the Universities are taken to be popish. 

Note^ that not 20 persons have been matriculated from Christmas 
to Egg Saturday, wheras 120 hath been matriculated in the late 
yeares past ; but a great many came in before Lent terme was done. 

March.— IMar. 2, Th., given to Mr. (Andrew) A(llum) to be 
given to Wh(ite) Kennett for paines he hath taken for me in Kent. 

* Matthias, the christian name, was 
given because found on the morrow of 
S. Matthias' day : * at East,' the sur- 
name — formed on the analogy of 'at 
W'ood' (Atwood), ' at Well ' (Atwell), 

'at Water' (Atwater), etc. — expressed 
where he was picked up, namely near 
the East Gate. 

2 this sentence is of slightly later date 
than the preceding part of the entry. 


Mar. 4, S., Lovisa <de Querouaille), dutchess of Portsmouth, left 
the court 'and London in order to goe to France with her natural son 
the duke of Richmond^ and Mr. William Bathurst his tutor. Shee 
came here anno 1670 in June with the princess of Orleans ^ the king's 
sister. [Shee ^ did not goe but was only given out so— quaere Mr. ... ] 
(^Allum) On the 5th (Su.) about 3 of the clock in the afternoon 
died Doctor Peter Eliot M.D. at his house in St Peter's in the East of 
the stone ; and was interred in that parish church behind the pulpit 
on the 7th about 5 in the afternoon. 

Mar. 5, Sunday, in the morning before dinner died Dr. Peter Eliot 
at his house next Logick Lane in St. Peter's parish in the East 
aetat. 63 or therabouts. Buried in St. Peter's Church in the East m 
the isle joyning to the chancell. He married^ Ann, daughter of . . , , 
neice to Dr. Thomas Jackson of C. C.C., the widdow of James Penn 
manciple of St. John's and grocer or chandler in St. Marie's parish; 
zans issue. <Arms> ' blue, fess or.') 

rPeter Eliot ^ son of Edward Eliott, minister of Newton-Ferrers in Devonshire, 
somtimes chaplayne of C.C.C. Oxon and in orders; afterwards the rebellion 
breaking out, he studied physick, took his Doctor's degree in that facnltie 1652, 
and was in much practice in the Universitie and countrie adjacent ; died at his 
house in St. Peter's in the East on Sunday 5 March anno i68i, aged 64 or ther- 
abouts ; and was buried in the north ile joyning to St. Peter's chancell with this 
coat of armes ('azure a fesse or [Eliot]; impaling, argent, 2 bars wavy azure 
rPenn]') on his hearse. He married Anne, neice to Dr. Thomas Jackson of 

C C C daughter of , widdow of James Penn living in St. Marie's parish, 

grocer and chandler ; but had no issue by her. He left his estate which was neare 
^ooli per annum (of which Chibney's farme neare Cudsdon was part) to Peter 
Hele his godson, son of Nicholas Hele, Doctor of Physick, of Devonshire, som- 
times of Exeter College; which Nicholas took to his first wife Anne ^ only 
daughter of the aforesaid James Penne and Anne his wife, by whome he had only 
issu Peter Hele before mentioned, commoner of Queen's College. Afterwards was 
a fair monument set over his grave, with an inscription, wherin 'tis said that he 
was borne at Tavestock in Devonshire and descended from a knightly family of the 
Eliots in Surrey.— Anne, the widdow of Dr. Peter Eliot before mention'd, died 10 
July 1687, aged 6-, and was buried neare her husband in the grave of Henry 
Knapp, M.A] 

Mar. 5, Su., news came in the letter that Sir Joseph Williamson 

1 Charles Lennox, born 29 July 1672, * Wood notes ' see St. Marie's register 
created duke of Richmond by Charles among marriages.' The ink of this note 
II, his reputed father, on 9 Aug. 1675. has faded. 

2 Henrietta- Maria, daughter of ' note in Wood MS. F 4 p. 146. 
Charles I ; wife of Philip, duke of His epitaph is in Wood MS. F 29 A 

Orleans. ^^l: . 

3 added at a later date. See Luttrell ' i- e. Dr. Eliot s step-daughter. 

i. 149, 161, 164, 169, 171, 194- 

MARCH, 1682. 


was made Recorder (the same with Steward) of the corporation of 
Thetford ^ in Norfolke. 

IMar. 8, W., news in the coffey letter that the bishop of Aberdeen 
(Dr. Patrick Scougall) died at Old Aberdeene and left his library to 
the (or a) College there, anno aetatis 76. 

Mar. 9, Th., Thomas Thyn, esq., who was murdered, was buried at 
Westminster about 7 at night. 

Mar. 9, Th., spent on Dr. Thomas Alvey at Font's Tavern at what 
time he prescribed somthing for my hearing, 9,? dd. There were then 
(present) ]\Ir. Dobey and his son'^ and Mr. (John) Massy. 

(^AUum) On the 9th (Th.) at night came in to Oxford, judge 
Levinz and judge Atkins, viz. Sir Crcswell Levinz ^ and Sir Edward 
Atkins*, and on the loth (F.) in the morning D'»r (John) Hammond, 
Canon of Ch. Ch. preach'd before them an excellent sermon, JMr. 
(Robert) Mayott being High Sheriff. 

Mar. II, S., paid goodwife Payne her quarteridge, due i(si) (of) 
this month, ^s. 

[Repertorium or some accompt of the tombes, monuments, etc., in 
the cathedral church of Norwych anno 1680, written by Sir Thomas 
Browne, knight — transcribed and additional notes put to it in the 
lower margin in red inke by me Anthony a Wood of IMerton College 
in Oxon in the beginning of March anno 168 J. ' Not long after this 
paper was writt, deane Herbert Astley dyed and was interred by the 
monument of Sir Henry Hobart. Unto whom succeeded Dr. John 
Sharp, a pi'ebend of this church and rector of St. Giles in the feilds 
neare London, a person of singular worth and deserved estcemation, 
honoured and loved of all men.'] 

(On 13 IMarch, 1681 (i. e. -J), Wood began his ' Catalogue ^ no. 4,' 
with excerpts about books in i\[r. Wilmol's shop.) 

{AUum) On the 13th (M.) Thomas Sutton, lately of our Hall, but 

^ see Luttrell i. 169. 

^ possibly John Dobie B.A. Mert. 29 
Oct. 1686. 

^ Puisne Judge of the Common Pleas. 

* Sir Edward Atkyns, junior, a 
Baron of the Exchequer. 

^ note in Wood MS. B 14. 

® this is now found in Wood MS. 
E 2 ; its old mark is O.C. 8533, no. 71 ; 
it extends to 140 pp. Pages 1-13 are 
* out of Mr. Wilmot's shop ' ; pp. 1 3- 
36, out of Mr. Robert \^'horwood's 
books ; pp. 37, 38, out of Mr. Allam's 

books. On p. 39 begin notes of Mr. 
Thomas Wood's books made in May 
16S3 ; on p. 79, notes of books in Mr. 
West's shop, made on May 25,^1683 ; 
on p. 89, notes of Mr. (Nicholas) Cox's 
books ; on p. 113 notes of books of Mr. 
Cooper ' at the Pellican ' (in London ?). 
This MS. contains a slip with this note 
on it : — ' Sir, I was to waite on you. 
My tyme is short, and therefore should 
be glad to see you in Plolywell too- 
morrow ; I am, G. C : directed ' To 
Mr. Anthony Wood, present.' 


then of Bahol Colledge, was elect'd scholar of Corp. Ch. in a Ham- 
shire place. 

[Robert Aucher% Mr. of A. and priest, of Queen's College, 3rd son of Sir 
Anthony Aucher of Bishop's-bourne in Kent, died at Hampton-Poyle neare Oxon 
in the house of . . . Ward (rector therof), T., 14 March 168-^ aged 33 or ther- 
abouts, and was buried in the church there. On his hearse were ermine on a 
cheif blue 3 lyoncells rampant or '.] 

Mar. 14, T., (Robert) Aucher ^ M.A. of Queen's Coll., son of Sir 
Anthony Aucher of Kent, died at Hampton Poyle com. Oxon in the 
house of Mr. . . . Ward, rector. There buried. (Arms) Wair 3 
lyoncells rampant or on a cheif blue.' 

Mar. 16, Th., goodwife Payne sick, and goodwife Freeman [waited^ 

on me]. 

Mar. 16, Th., Congregation about Dr. (Richard) Busbye s lecture. 
Vide Mr. (Andrew) Allum's notes: letters on my shelf. I>Iar. 20, 
M., Convocation about it ; vide Mr. Allum's note. 

Mar. 17, F., news came that (William) Annand, dean of Eden- 
burgh (somtimes of Univ. Coll.) was to be made bishop of Dumblane * 
in the place of Dr. James Ramsey translated to Dunkelld ^ and Dun- 
kele (Andrew Bruce) to Aberdeen in the place of Patrick Sccugall 
deceased ^ False. 

Mar. 17, F., I heard from Mr. (William) Edwards' of Edmund 
Hall that (Jo^^) Inet « of ... in Warwickshire, was made chantor 
of Lyncoln. False, quaere Catalogum Praecentorum. 

[Thomas Stephens \ M.A. and fellow of New College, son of William Stephens 
of Wippingham in the Isle of Wight, LL. Dris, died, F., 17 Martii 168^ and was 
buried at the east end of the south cloister there. (Arms :-) ' parted per pale or 
and vert, a chevron between 3 birds counterchanged ' ; crest is. . .] 

Mar. 17, Friday, (Thomas) Steevens fellow of New Coll., died 
there ; buried in (south) cloister. 

Mar. 20, M., Convocation in the afternoon wherin the foundation 
of Dr. Richard Busbye's divinity lecture was proposed The Masters 

1 note in Wood MS. F 4 P- 147- ' Jo^^n 1"^", M.A., was installed 

2 Robert Aucher, M.A. Queen's 23 precentor of Lmcoln 27 Feb. i684. 
jTeb 167^ ' ^Qo^ MS. F 4 p. 147. 

^'substituted for 'made my b'<ed). Thomas Stephens, see Gutch's 

* substituted for ' Dunblane.' Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 233. 

^ substituted for ' Dunkele.' Wood, in MS. Bodl. 594 p. loi, 

« Scougall was succeeded by George gives the exact words of the Convoca- 

■ Haliburton, translated from Brechin. tion register. The vice-chancellor put 

^ William Edwards, B.D.S. Edm.H. it to the vote 'an lectura publica cate- 

15 Dec. 1677. chetica institui posset et deberet m 

MARCH — APRIL, 1682. 1 1 

generally denied it. The viccchancellor asked ' whether they denied 
the foundinf^ of the lecture it selfc or the conditions.' They replied, 
' the conditions.' Then the vice-chancellor proposed that there might 
be Delegates appointed to consider of a way to settle it to the minds 
of all parties *cum relatione ad domum.' The conditions are so that 
'twill be five to one that a Ch. Ch. man must be reader ; that also all 
that take their degrees must be approved by him, and he must be one 
that must give testimony \ 

Mar. 2 1, T., . . . Loveday, daugliter and heir of . . . Loveday of 
. . . neare Reading, died in the house of i\Iat(thew) Loveday in Alagd. 
parish : conveyed out of towne in a charriot attended with 6 coaches 
on Friday following {24 March) to her father's home. The father 
intended to marry her to Mathew Lovedaye's son wiio is about 12 
}'eares of age. 

. . . Puliston, rector or vicar of Pyrton, died about 25 I\rarch or 
a little before. 

Mar. 30, Th., received of my hrolher Kit Fleur dc luce rent 4//. and 
for half year's use of 50//., both due this last Our Lady day. I received 73 gazets 
and paid then Txv (^d for them ; but they came to but 6j \ d, st) he oweth me =//. He 
then toUl me that if I paid too much, he would relurne it to me. 

April -.—In the beginning of this month and latter end of March 
was a colleclion in every College and Hall, as also in every parish of 
Oxford, for succour and rcleif of poor protestants that were lately come 
into England upon a i)ersecution in Fraunce. People gave liberally. 

Saturday, Apr. i, the Morocco embassador entertained at Cam- 
bridge. Vide Mr. Ilallum's^ notes or letters on my shelf. 

Apr. 3, M., paid good wife Watson her quarteridge, 4^. 

Apr. 3, the same day (Munday) Thomas Hyde, protobibliothecarius, 
was presented D.D. for reading only 3 lectures without any exercise 
for B.D. 

Apr. 7, Friday, Edmund Hall chappell consecrated by Dr. (John) 
Fell, bishop of Oxford, to St. lulmund (archbishop of Canterbury) : 
vide postea in hoc mense 

honorem et commodum Academiae ? ' - in this month Wood had several of 
—accepted unanimously. He then put his note-books bound. * 22 Apr. 16S2 ; 
it to the vote : — ' an sub hisce legibus et given to Roger Bartlet, bookbinder 
conditionibus a Doctore Busby assig- Oxon, for binding this book ' is a note 
natis hujusniodi lectura institui de- in Wood IMS. E 9 ; and similar notes 
beret ? ' — rejected. A delegacy was occur also in Wood MS. E 7 and Wood 
appointed to take the matter into con- MS. E 8. 
sideration. - i. e. Andrew Allum's. 

^ see Clark's Reg. Univ. Oxon. II. i. * the reference is to Allum's note 
143- which follows. 



[Mr. A Hams note \] On the 7th between halfe an hour after eight 
and ten in the morning our Chappel was consecrated by Dr. John 
Fell bishop of Oxford, very privately,-none but the Vice-chancellor, 
Chancellor of the diocess, Doctor (John) Hammond of Ch. Ch., 
Doctor (John) Mill of Queen's, five or six of the fellows of Queen s 
being present, with three of the senior fellows of New Colledge, and 
our own house. It was dedicated to St. Edmund. 

Charls Harrys, one of the 13 or the Mayor's associats (son of John 
Harrys, taylour, lately mayor) proposed in the beginning of this month 
to the mayor and the common councill that being minded to found 
an hospitall in the city of Oxford, desired them to part with a peice of 
ground belonging to them upon considerable termes. They deme it, 
shew themselves clownes in the matter. He resignes his place ther- 
upon, and leaves them. Beloved afterwards by scholars \ 

[Published^ about 10 Apr. 1682 (' Friendly Advice to the corrector 
of the English press at Oxford concerning the English orthographic, 

Lond. 1682).] ^ ^, ^ f 

Apr 15 S., I heard that William Peirce, canon and prebendary ot 
Wells, archdeacon of (Taunton) son to bishop Pierce, was lately 
dead. (He died 4 April.) 

William Pierce of Ch. Ch., D.D. 1660 ^ archdeacon of Taunton worth 100//. 
per annum rent (with a prebend annex d to it of xolL per annum called Mxiverton 
prima), rector of Christian-Malford in Wilts (worth ^ooli. per annum% canon of 
Wells died at Wells Apr. 4, T. Died worth 500/.-. per annum and 2000/.. m his 
purse. Edward Waple succeeded him in the archdeaconry of Taunton wherupon 
he gave up his golden prebendship worth 40/^. per annum, which the bishop gave 
to Capt. Austen ^ somtimes fellow of St. Johns. And his parsonage of Chnstian- 
Malford (was given) to Baptist Levinz, Coll. Magd. Entred mto b(ishop) 
(William) Pierce. 

Apr. 18, T., given to one Parkinson ^ borne by Wiggen in Lanca- 
shire, iMCCommended by Sir William Dugdale; came to be a servi- 
tour of Br(asenose) College. 

Apr. 19, W., I heard that (Richard) Annesley, dean of Exeter, had 
been for some time over-famihar with a citizen's wife of London. Who 
in their dallyings, shee put her tongue in his mouth and he pretendmg 
jesting bit it. It festers and shee is in danger of her life and confesses 

Mhis heading, establishing the 1660 ' is underlined for correction, 

authorship of these slips, is added in » James Ashton on 28 Apr 1682 
Wood's hand succeeded Edward Waple m the pre 


see Peshall's Additions, p. 3. l^endship of Wivelscombe. 

note in Wood's copy, Wood 423 ' Adam Parkinson ; Buckley-Madan 

' Brasenose Calendar p. 47. 

APRIL — MA y, 1682. j 3 

all how Anneslcy dcbaucht her. It is come lo the knowledge of the 
bishop of London \ and they endeavour to depose him. 

[In April '^ 1682, John Mere of Ch. Ch., commoner, entred 2 June 
1673, afterwards detained in the country by sickness which hindered 
the taking of his degree of B.A., afterwards he travelled and studied 
physick was allowed by Convocation to take the degree of Bach, of 
Phys., paying the fees of grand compounder for Bac. (and) Mr. of 
Arts, and Bac. of IMiys.J 

[Apr. " 22, S., 16S2, (^CLVc to Roger Bartlct of Oxon for binding this book, 

[Apr.* 22 S., 1682, given to Roger Barllet, bookbinder, of Oxon, for binding this 
book IS.] 

Apr. 23, (Low Sunday), Thomas ITeylyn of Ch. Ch. repeated. 

Apr. 26, W., new proctors installed, (Roger) Altham of Ch. Ch., 
and (William) Dingly of New Coll. 

Apr. 26, W., news came that lord Berkley, captain '' of the ship 
called the Tyger, was lately dead. 

Apr. 28, F., (news came) that . . . , master of the Jewell house, 
was dead. 

28 Aor., F., took i)hysick and entred into a course of diet for my 
hearing. [10" pills of IMr. Fulkes ; 3 bottles of diet drink, 4 \ 5, 6, 
7 ; oyle for my eares.] 

All this month being very wet ' (every day), wee had a great flood 
about Oxon in the beginning of next month. 

May ^ — Note that all the month of April, especially the latter part ^° 
being extreame wet, wee had a flood at the latter end of the month 
and appeared so great in the beginning of this that there hath not 
been bigger these seven yeares. Ill weather continued and wee had 
raine every day for about six weeks till Sunday 14 May, and then a 
fine day. 

May 2, Tuesday, it seems in a Congregation (:May 2) one (Robert) 

^ Henry Compton. ' i. e. after the first 3 he took a 

2 note in MS. Bodl. 594 p. loi. fourth ; then, a fifth ; and so on. 

3 note in Wood MS. V 13 (Catalogue ^ see Evelyn's Diary under date Apr. 
of Inceptors). 1682. 

♦ note in Wood MS. E 9 (Catalogue ^ Wood 515 (33) is 'A strange re- 

of Graduates in Divinity). lation of the sudden tempest at Oxford 

^ 'Capt.' substituted for 'M<aste)r.' May 31, 1682' Oxford 1682, 4to ; in 

See Luttrell i. 180. Charles Berkeley, which Wood notes '(Robert) Harri- 

second baron Berkeley of Stratton. son, a poore child of Queen's Coll., the 

^ the words in brackets are at the authour in June 1682.' 

beginning of the almanac : but probably ^'^ see Luttrell i. 180. 
belong here. 


Conny ^ of Magd. Coll. M.A., was to be presented Bachelor of Physic 
and because [Ballard ^ of New Coll.] was then to be presented LL.B. 
the vice-chancellor did cause the said LL.B. to be presented before 
the other, wherfore the professor of Physic denied and protested 
against it. 

3 May^ W., Sir William Jones died, lately Attorney General. 
Born at Chew in Somerset, where R(obert> Cross is parson (Bishop s- 
Chew). He was <of> Greys Inn, originally of Staple Inn. A pro- 
found lawyer. Turned out of Attorney Gen. ; succeeded by Sir 
Cresswell Levinzs. Wherupon he became an inveterate enimy to the 
court and prerogative, a leading man and a great speecher in the four 
last parliaments, and an inveterate enimy to the duke of Yorke. He 
is mentioned in the ' Detection ' by Roger Coke. 

May 8, M., I heard that M. W.* was married at London to ... H. 
Married (Th.) 4 May in Bow Church. 

May 8, Munday, Convocation about Dr. (Richard) Busbie s cata- 
chisticall lecture. The pros and cons endured from 2 till a quarter 
past 4 in the afternoone. ^ - . . 

[May ^ 1682 : this note belongs to Mr. A<n(irew) Allam]. On the 
loth died my very good friend Mr. John Stopes almost suddenly of 
an apoplexy at Haddenham in Bucks. 

May 10, W., news in the coffey letter that the earl of Pembroke « was verie 
lately dead : also Sir Thomas Bludworth \ sometimes Lord Mayor (of London). 

Letter from (John) Aubrey, 12 May, F., wherin he contradicts the news of the 
earl of Pembroke. 

[15 May« 1682, received (Tracts by Thomas Hobbs, Lond. 1682) from Mr. John 
Aubrey, at Oxon.] 

1 Robert Conny, M.A. Magd. C. 3 of Robert a Wood, gent., 4 May 1682 
Mav 1679; M.B. 2 May 1682. —she (i.e. Mrs. Hacket) saith, 27 

2' substituted for ' Meryweather of April.' Robert Wood seems to have 
Ch. Ch.' (John Merewether of Ch. been called upon to keep this Hacket, 
Ch*. was created M.A. and M.B. 9 May his wife, and family. To this niece, 
1682). John Ballard B.A. New C. 15 Mrs. Hacket, Wood bequeathed some 
May 1679, B.C.L. 4 May 1682. 'net-work' which had come to him 

3 ' 2 May' in Luttrell i. 181. from his mother. 

* Mary Wood (eldest daughter of ^ this heading, attesting the author- 
Robert Wood, born 4 July 1660) ship of these notes, is added by Wood 
married to William Hacket; see 20 himself. 

Nov. 1682, 13 Mar. i68|, 4 Mar. i68|. ' the news was premature; Philip 
In MS. Phillipps 7018 is this note:— Herbert, 7th earl of Pembroke, died 
' William Hacket, fellow-commoner of 1683. 

Merton College, son of Sir Robert ' the death of Sir Thomas Blood- 
Hacket of Barbadoes, knight, by . . . worth is dated 1 2 May by Luttrell 1. 184. 
Yeomans, his second wife, was married « note by Wood in the book (Wood 
at S. Mary Bow church in London to 204) ; Aubrey had written m it ' for Mr. 
dame Maria a Wood, eldest daughter Anthony a Wood.' 

MAY, 1682. 


M., 15 May (accorclinj^ to N(athaniel) Thompson's Intelligence) Henry Bridg- 
man, D.D., bishop of Man, dcane of Chester, one of the prebendaries of York, 
minister of Bangor in Wales, etc., died at Chester. Dr. (John) Lake succeeded 
him ; vide O. 9. Dr. James Ardcrne, parson of Algat, somtimes of Christ's 
College Cambridge, incorporated at Oxon 1673, succeeded him in the deanery of 
Chester, as the news letter 21 May, (Su.). 

[Thomas Hughes^, B.A. of Trin. Coll., employed in his majestie's 
service at Tangier, now advanced by the lord bishop of London to be 
chief minister and his commissary there, was allowed to be IMr. of A. 
though absent, T., May 16, 1682.] 

May 16, T., Congregadon : wherin two bachelors of Physic and 
one bachelor of Law were to be presented. The professor of Law 
would present his first ; the professor of Physic denied it because his 
Bachelors were^ M{asters) of Arts. The controversie (was) hot and 
neither of them was presented at that time, but afterwards presented in 
several! Congregations, viz. (Richard Tillesley) the bachelor of L. of 
S. John's in a Congregation, May 23 (T.), and (Stephen) Fry of Trin. 
and (William) Gould of Wadham Bachelors of Physic the next day. 

(Wood E 16, 'catalogue 22,' of the books of Walter Rca, has the 
note ' given to me by William Lambourne alias Paynter, Bac. of Div. 
and fellow of Exeter College, Th., 18 May 1682.') 

{Alluvi) On the i8th (Th.) I paid ]\Ir. West in part 3//'., there 
remaining then in whole due to him 6//. 5^. 

(^Allum) On the 19th of May (F.) died John Parks and was 
buri'd on the 20th (S.) at night in the church-yard of All Hallows. 

May 22, M., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

May 24, W., John Bateman adm. M.D. 

[Notwithstanding^ our prohibition*, the parishioners of S. Peter's 
in the East came yearely to make their cross in the place before 
mentioned °. At length upon my often sollicitations the fellows of 
Merton College were resolved to prohibit them again on Holy Thurs- 
day, 25 May, 1682. In order to it they desired me to be in the 
way, and acquainted Dr. Thomas Bouchier the principall of St. 
Alban's Hall, and Mr. . . . Knight the vice-principall, with the 
matter. Who forthwith commanded two or three scholars to stand 
within the public gate and to shut it when any appearance of the 
procession came. At ten of the clock in the morning, therefore, 
Mr. John Conant, Mr. John Edwards (fellows of Merton College), my 
selfe, Mr. . . . Knight before-mentioned, and Mr. Thomas Cary of 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594 p. 102. * on June 9, 1671 ; see vol. ii. p. 224. 

^ MS. has ' was,' by a slip. ^ vol. i. p. 511. 

^ note from MS. Rawl. B 402 a, p. 2. 


St. Marie Hall (formerly of St. Albans), walked before S. Alban's 
Hall gate to expect them. A little after lo of the clock came Mr. 
Nathaniel Wight, the vicar, fellow of Mert. Coll.; . . . Combes, 
barber; William Noble, cook; the churchwardens, of whome . . . 
Trapp a hatter was one; and a rout of boyes, who drew near to St. 
Alban's Hall gate to make their entrance through it into the quad- 
rangle (which was fast shut against them by the scholars before 
mentioned). Mr. Conant stept out, and in the name of the Society 
of Merton College prohibited them from going any further, tellmg 
them moreover what incommodities they would bring to the College 
and little or nothing to themselves. Whereupon Dr. Thomas Bouchier, 
the king s public professour of law, hearing the conference out of his 
window, came downe and asked the said parishioners severall questions 
in order to the drawing up of a pubhc instrument, if need should be ; 
and then retired. Afterwards, wee discoursing with them more about 
the matters wee brought them to say and to promise faithfully for the 
future that they would make their cross elsewhere ; and so departed 
without touching or seing their cross. In witness of all these passages 
I have here set mine hand-Ant. a Wood, historiographer of the 
University of Oxon.] 

May 29 \ M., but one bonfier to be seen in the four great streets, 
made by any townsman, wheras there hath been seen twenty. 

(^Alluiii) (William) Lancaster of Queens preach'd a good 
sermon the 29th of May. ^2 , o r 

{Allum) The Morocco embassador came to Oxford about 8 ot 
the clock at night on the 30th (T.) on the first of June (Th.) he went 
hence to my Lord Norris's (James Bertie). 

{Visit^ of the Ambassador from Morocco, 1682.) 
[May 28, Su., notice came to the vicechancellor that the embassador 
from the erliperour of Fess and Morocco would visit the University 
next Tuesday. 

May 29, M., Dr. Henry Yerbury of Magd. Coll. (was) appointed 
to ride in the head of all those scholars that had horses to goe out 
towards Shotover to meet him. 

May 30, T., he and certaine noble men of Ch. Ch. meet behind 
Merton Coll. at 3 in the afternoone ; went thence to the bottom of 
Shotover hill, where they waited for the embassador, with many others 

1 Restoration of Charles 11. ' this account is from Wood MS. D 

2 see Luttrell i. 190. ^9 (3) fol- 50- 

A/AV, 1682. ly 

that met them.— The embassador came from Windsore in one of the 
king's coaches of 6 horses, with another with him: put in at Sir 
Timothy Tirrill's at Sholover about 4 in the afternoon, where he had 
a banquet. — Afterwards came towards Oxford, and at the bottom of 
Shotover next to Oxon he was there met by at least 100 scholars on 
horsbacke. Dr. Yerbury saluted him in the University name in 
English, which he took by interpretation. — About 8 of the clocke at 
night came into Oxford, Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Ottur\ em- 
bassadour from the emperour of Morocco and put in at the Angell inn 
within East gate. Where being setled, the vicechancellor and Doctors 
in their scarlet with the bedells before them congratulated his arrivall ; 
and the orator spoke a little speech, and [Dr.' (Edward) Pocock 
somthing in (A)rabick which made him laugh.] 

May 31, W., in the morning about 8 or 9, he went to Queen's 
College and saw the Chapel, Hall, and had a horne of beere but did 
not drinke.— Thence to the Physick Garden where Dr. (Robert) 
Morison harangued him.— l^hen to Magd. Coll. where the president 
spake somthing to him; went into the chappell, beheld the windowes 
and paintings; thence round the cloyster.— And so to New Coll. 
where he saw the chappell while the organ played.— Thence to St. 
John's.— Then to Wadham.— Thence to Allsouls ; saw their chappell. 

—Thence to Univers. Coll. — And so home to the Angell. In the 

afternoon about 12 and i the sky was most prodigiously darkned. 
A great storme of wind came, which was so circular that it blew all 
the dust in the street up in the aire that you could not see any houses; 
afterwards followed a smart shore ^ of raine. A hurricane ; this was 
never knowne in the memory of man. A prodigious hericane that 
broke bows and armes of trees; blew of thatch; and did a great deal 

of harme in the country. A pamphlet ' of this I have. At half an 

hour past two the Convocation bell rung. At 3 the people were 
seated in the Theater, but the embassador being indisposed after dinner 
and sleepie, came not till 5 of the clock. Being seated in a seat of 
state on the right hand of the vicechancellor, (William) Wiat the 
Orator spake a Latin speech. Which done, followed instrumentall and 
vocall musick. That done, (Henry) IMordant, a student of Ch. Ch., 

marginal note:— 'this is on his bassador in England 1682, as in the 
picture carved on a brass plate, but king's letters to the Universitie or vice- 
false.' Note on a slip :— Mohamed chancellor for his reception.' 
son of Mohamed son of Haddu, of the ^ words in square brackets are 
province of Ohtor, of the family of scored out. 
Bahamvan, of the kingdome of Sus "— ^ i. e. shower, 
this is the name of the Morocco em- * see note 9, p. 13. 
VOL. III. r 


vonger son' of the earl of Peterborough, spake a speech from the seat 
Ihere the senior Terrae FiUus use to sit. Which <l°n; ^e f P^^^^ 
the Theater, .ith but 5 of his owne retmew, of o"e ^-e ^ 
sword in its sc.bbard. 'Tis thought that there was m the Theater 
3000 people, and a thousand without that could not get m; never 
Lre people in it since it was built.-He went thence up to the 
puUic library, where he was entertained with an speech by 
Dr. Thomas Hyde, which he understood.-Thence to Ch. Ch^ to the 
deane's lodgings, where he had a banquet; and saw the hall and 
^ledLlL-Thtce, about 9, he went to the Angell an «ds 
the vice-chancellor presented - a 

The next morning, <]une i, Th.>, to Kicoi, wne 
breakfast.-Thence to Windsore, that night. 

On Su. the n July 1682, the Morocco embassador left London 
about ^ in the morning-see Gazet, M., 24 July, 1682.J 

May 30, T., Hamet^ ben Hamet ben Haddu Offur, embassador 
from tL emperour of Fess and Morocco, entertained at Oxon. 

May \ W., 1682, ambassador of the king of Fez and Morocco 
<was> entertaind in the Theater : where being sate, the senior proctor 
/Roger Altham) read the king's letters to the Umyersity for h. 
iception and gave leave that a conferring of degrees m.ght be made ] 
In' 'this month died Sir Thomas Herbert of York, Bt. ; so Barn<a- 
ba > Long, chaplain to (Richard) Sterne archbishop of York told me 
at tL Act'time' 682, w'ho told me that he had been dead 2 months 
and that he was buried in the Minster there. ^ 

In this month came to Oxon a book newly published, en it. The 
Life of Tulian the Apostate,' in oct<avo>, said to be writtten by one 
S mue Johnson, minister in Essex or Sussex, afterwards chaplain to 
wlatn ord Ru sel.-This book was much received into the hand 
of scholars- talked of and against; preached also agamst from our 
tI^'v^rk..^.^y by Dr. John Mill in his sermon on Act Sunday this 
. nephewofHenryMo.aa.nt,seoond ^^^^i^ZS^.!"^ 

vide papers of Entertainments where ^ no|e - B^^^^ 594 .^^^^ ^ 

his name is written nght. At tne ^ 

beginning of the Almanac -e the e ™f .^^j.^^- ^ being an 

notes :— ' His name is written so, in j ^ 

Emperour of Fess & Morocco to the 

MA V— JUNE, 1682. 


yeare. In the afternoone . . . . ' George Royse, M. A. and fellow of 
Oriel, who took his principles to taske and exposed them very smartly, 
but without naming the author or Julian the Apostate. Dr. H(enry) 
Aldrich preached against (it) in a sermon at Ch. Ch., 29 Oct. (Su.), 
and orator (William) Wyat about 5 or 6 weeks before. Dr. Aldrige's 
text (was) 3 James 17, i part, [he- toke two of Julians most 
specious arguments to pieces and rcpell'd them very clearly.] Orator 
Wyat had the same text about 2 months since [: this ' last had only 
one or two smart flouts at Julian]. 

There is an answer to it in a thin folio supposed to be written by 
one (Edward) Meredith of Ch. Ch.— (This, in turn, was) answ^ered 
in defence of Julian. 

SamueP Johnson of Cambridg (of Sidney Coll., quaere). Sam. 
Johnson, see what I have said in Dr. (George) Hicks (in the Ath.). 
Sam. Johnson authour of * Julian (the) Apostate' committed to the 
Gate house, prisoner for suspicion of being (in) the prcsbyterian plot; 
bailed soon after. So the ' list * of Conspirators.' See Gazet about 1 1 
Feb. 168J. Fined 500 marks Feb. 11, 168J, for writing 'Julian the 
Apostate,' by Lord Chief Justice (George) Jeffries and committed 
to prison till 'tis paid. Which he might have saved if he would have 
preached a recantation sermon: he then gave suerties for his good 
behavior.— See my index of papers in Johnson or Julian vide AA 34, 

June.— June i, Th. [paid"' good wife Payne.] 
June I, Th., vide Thompson's ' Loyall Protestant ' that I have in my 
other study, 

{Alhim) Strange Southby, B.A. of IMagd. Hall, was denied his 
degree for speaking treasonable words, on the first of June, Th. 

[Congregation ^ Th., i June 1682, reasons given in why Strange Southby ^, A.B. 
of Magd. Hall, his grace for M. A. was thrice denied : — 

1. that the said Strange Southby hath made it his business in all companies to 

^ a space seems to be left, perhaps 
for a date. 

^ the words in square brackets 
seem to be in Allam's hand ; they are 
not in Wood's. 

^ ' Samuel ' substituted for * Robert.' 

* Wood 428 A (18) 'A list of all 
the conspirators that have been seized 
. . . since the discovery of the bloody 
plot contrived by the phanaticks.' 

^ this entry is scored through. 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594 p. 9f. 

^ Strange Southby, B.A. Magd. H. 
23 Oct. 1677; elected fellow of Merton 
1679, but expelled (Brodrick's Merton 
p. 297). In MS. Ballard 46 fol. 166 is 
this note by Wood : — ' Strange Southbie 
went into Holland on the breaking out 
of the phanaticall plot, 1683 ; where he 
died in Aug. 1685, at . . . 'Twas re- 
ported that he came into England 
(with) the duke of Monmouth in June 
1685 ; but false.' 

C 2 



speak scandalously of the government, and particularly justified the murder of the 

of gov_t as es.abUshed in the church : and 
(saw that) ' the sanfe power which established this m.ght as well 

Sat he said) that ' the common fame was that the old king was a man of ill 

would not exciise a first and a second. ] 

rWhit-munday J.«e 5, anno 1682, having been appointed and set 
apLt for a procession-day, some of the fellowes and =ome of the 
parishioners went on procession to talce the limUs of the ° 
John Baptist, viz., in this manner.-Wee went out of Merton Colkge 
iack gate and so to the south-east corner of the aty wall whtch 
includes the College mount and garden. Returning ^1;^="- 
through Corpus Christi College back-gate to the President s lodgings 
beyond and on the west side of that College. Which lodgings wee 
leaving on the right hand, wee went towards the house o easment and 
made a cross under C.C.C. summerhouse and on the -^U against t.- 
Thence returning wee went by the said lodgings, 
dore by Ch. Ch. gate, w(h>ere wee made a cross. Thence to Oriel 
CoUege common gate ; where wee should have made a + on the south 
S o I for the south half or more of Oriel CoUege is in St. John 
Baptist parish. Thence wee left Oriel College corner on the left and 
fheir chappell on the left, and went up Grope Lane where on the wall 
of Oriel College ball court wee made another cross and then going 
over the gutter wee made another on the farthest extent northward of 
he tenement called the Magpie (now the '^f^f-f'TlZ^ 
returned and went up that street antiently called KAalds Street 
where the Universitie carrier's stables are, and so into the back-side of 
Mr Robert \ Wood where in the house of easement that stands cross 
Kybald street we made another + close by that + -^ich he 
Jrishioners of St. Marie's make. Thence going through the house 
on tt north side of the tenis court and through the alley that leads 
into S. John Baptist street, wee went into Logic lane, where in the 
„.iddle where an elboe or a turning is) wee made another + upon 
the farthest extent northwards of a garden ground belonging to Mert 
Coll. in the tenure of the said Robert a Wood.-Thence going to the 
1 wood's note in MS. Rawl. B 40. a ^ see Clark's Wood's City of Oxford 
p. 3. 

yUNE^ 1682. 


east end of St. John Baptist street, wee made another + upon Merton 
College garden wall. — Bread and drink to the parish \ This 
procession was performed by John Conant, fellow, and John Dun- 
combe, chai)layne, of Mert. Coll., Anthony a Wood M.A., Robert and 
Edward a Wood (both, the sons of Robert a Wood), Arthur Fowler 
(under-cook of Merton College), John Badcock, porter, etc.] 
June lo, S., received Burnham's money, 3 //'. 

June 17, Sat., Convocation wherin (Richard) Busbye's lecture was 
againe disputed ^ but denied. His letters were read to the University 

^ by ancient custom certain Colleges 
provide a refection of bread, butter, 
cheese, cress, lettuce, etc., and ale to 
the senior parishioners wlio have beaten 
their bounds on Ascension day, for 
example, Lincoln College to All Saints' 
and St. Michael's parishes. All Souls to 
St. Mary's parish. So here Merton 
College (as I suppose) to S. John's 

^ i.e. discussed pro and con. The 
full text of the entry in the Register 
of Convocation, T b" fol. 331, is as 
follows : — 

'Die Saturni viz: 17 die Mensis Junii 
Anno Dni. 1682. Causa Convoca- 
tion is erat, ut Literoe ab illustrissimo 
Cancellario, nec non a vencrabili 
viro Doctore Busby ad scnatum datse 

" To the Reverend D*". Timothy 
Halton Provost of Queen's College 
and Vice-chancellor of the Univer- 
sity of Oxford 

humbly p*. these. 
*' Reverend Sir, 
"Several years have past since I 
made a tender to my ever honor'd 
Mother, the University of Oxford, of a 
Catechetic Lecture to be endowed by 
me with a Salary, lately advanced to 
fourscore pounds per annum by a rent- 
charge upon a greater Estate, which 
might secure the payment from any 
defalcation or encombrance. In this 
time I have frequently repeated the 
overture, and waited for the acceptance 
of it. Also when ever I understood 
that an objection was made against the 
terms proposed by me, I accordingly 
altered them. 

" And whereas not long since the 
affair was proposed in Convocation with 
a draught of such rules and orders as 
might hnally settle it; and that then 
the University was pleased by a unani- 
mous vote to approve of the intendment, 
but withall cxpress'd a dislike to several 
conditions affix't thereto : That I may 
evidence my stcddy purpose of serving 
my Mother in the Endowment she was 
pleased to accept, and my earnest 
desire to comply with her good pleasure 
in the manner of it's disposal : Since 
the foundation of every Lecture of 
which the Candidats of inferior De- 
grees are auditors, and of such sort a 
Catechetic Lecture must be, do's accord- 
ing to the Statutes involve an Examina- 
tion, and that the qucestion has been 
Who should be the Examiners, and 
that Regent Masters who have onely 
proceeded in Arts, may not seem with 
decency to take upon them to be judges 
of proficiency in the supreme faculty of 
Theology ; I therefore offer it to con- 
sideration. Whether the Doctors and 
Bachelors in Divinity, or either of 
them, will be pleased to be warn'd in 
turne to examin what progresse is made 
by the Candidats of y® Degree of 
Bachelor of Arts in the fundamentals 
of Christian knowledge relating to their 
faculty ; as the Regent Masters are 
obliged to examine in those Arts which 
referr to their's ; which if they will 
vouchsafe to doe, I shall be well satis- 
fyed in that behalfe. But if it be 
thought more reasonable that he who 
has the Salary assign'd unto the Lecture 
should also have the trouble of examin- 
ing the auditors of it ; onely that he 


wherin he desired that two more of his nomination should be added 

to the five electors pitched upon in }^^' ^^^^^^^^^^ 

two he naming not, and the Masters bemg jealous they should be of 

Ch. Ch., denie air. r ^ • 

Letters then read for bishop Bridok's son of Trmity 

to him, and go out grand 

to be ^Ir. of 
so that he'll be 

Arts, five terms gi 

Granted. He went B.A. at 9 Vermes standmg.. 
Master at four years' standing. 

After Busby's letters, ^vere read the chancellor's letters for regulaang 
the rudeness and miscarriag of the Masters in Convocation seconded 
by Laud-s letters for that purpose '-about rising from their seates, 
.oing up to the vice-chancellor's seat, quarrelling ^vith one another. 
° [Convocation ^ S., X7 June x68., Dr. Busbye's 'e"- read of 
setlin. a catechist lecture-the house did not approve of it. In the 

ought not to be trusted with a negative 
in Degrees, tho' that power is allowed 
to every \-isitable :Master, I readily 
assent that there may always lye an 
appeale from the Professor either to the 
Vice-chancellor and Proctors, or to the 

Secondly, as to the Choice of the 
Professor, altho I thinke that is every 
where used to b© left to the free arbitre- 
ment of the Founder, yet I shall in 
condescension be willing that y^ Univer- 
sity do adde two Doctors in Di^•inity 
unto those whom I have already nomi- 

" Lastly, whereas the reading a Late- 
chetic Lecture in English at St. ^^laries 
which was intended principally for the 
benefitt of children and servants of 
the privileged persons and others that 
had not y'' ready use of the Latine 
tongue, has been thought an Encom- 
brance upon the Latin Lecture to be 
read at the Schooles and designed for 
the advantage onely of the Scholars and 
Students, 1 shall proceed, out of my 
ardent desire to serve my J^Iother here- 
in more, to add a separat Endowment 
for the said English Lecture of Twenty 
Pounds per Annum secured in the same 
manner with the Latin ; and shall en- 
tirely leave the Choice of the Professor 
thereof to the disposal of the Univer- 
sity ; other things, mutatis mutandis, 

"This I request you, Reverend S^. 
be pleasd to communicat with my due 
respects to my ever honor'd Mother the 
University, that if she shall now please 
to accept of this my Oblation, I may 
hasten the settlement of it, or if still it 
be refused, which I passionately depre- 
cat, I am forct to divert my thoughts 
speedily to some other more fortunat 
disposall, my Age and Infirmities mak- 
ing delays very grievous to me. 

" What ever determination it shall 
please the University to make, I shall 
ever retaine that Veneration which be- 

Her most dutiful Son, 
and Reverend Sir 
Your most obliged Servant, 

Richard Busby. 
^Ve5t^ Coll. May 25.-82." 
Hasce Literas per Procuratorem 
seniorem publicatas Venerabilis Do- 
mus Convocationis non approba\-it.' 

1 Dr. Busby, in 1695, established his 
catechetical lecture in Balliol College : 
R. L. Poole's Balliol College in The 
Colleges of Oxford (Methuen, 1891), p. 

2 Richard Bridecake B.A. Trm. 3 
Mar. i68i, M.A. 3 July 1682. 

^ sent to the University in 1639 ; ^ee 
Gutch's Wood's Hist. Univ. Oxon. ii. 

* note in ]SIS. Bodl. 594 p. 102. 

JUNE — JULY, 1682. 


same Convocation were read the chancellour's letters dated at 
Windsorc, M., 12 June 1682, against the Masters disorderly behaving 
themselves in the Convocation house when letters are read, either by 
standing up on the benches, standing in the area, or rising out of 
their places : archbishop Laud's letters were then read, dated 1639.] 

[17 June 1682, hunc ^ librum <' Introductio ad Latinam Blasoniam/ 
by John Gibbon, Lond. 1682) recepi ab authore.] 

June 27, T., (Giles) Bray, son and heir of Reginald Bray, died at 
Adam an apothecary's in Cat Street. June 28, W., his body carried 
to Barrington. 

[Giles Bray 2, son and heir of Reginald Bray, son of Sir Edmund Bray who died 
17 Jan. i68f and was buried at Barrington, died in the house of. .. Adams 
apothecary in Catstieet 27 July^ 1682 aged 19 or thereabouts, and his body the 
next day was carried to Barrington Magna neare Burford, adorned with the armes 
of Bray, quartering those of his mother]. 

July. — (Wood 276 A no CCCCI is the programme for the 
Encaenia, F., 7 July 1682 : one of the pieces is ' Ricardus Dighton S 
armiger e coll. D. Jo. Bapt., cujus lemma Epulae foederatorum inler- 
dictae, carmine heroico ' ; Wood notes that he recited ' in the ^ 
middle,' and that he was ' a very litde boy, grandson to Dr. Richard 
Bay lie 

July 8, S., paid IMary Watson the landress her quarteridge due 
last Midsommer day, 4s. 

July 10, M., ]\Ir. John"^ Fairclough vulgo Featly, a non-conforming 
minister, was buried in the fanaticall buriall place neare the Attillery 
yard London. 500 persons accompanied him to his grave, among 
whome Dr. (John) Tillotson and (Edward) Stillingfleet and other 

^ note in Wood's copy (Wood 446). 
The book has the author's autograph : — 

* Dominum Antonium a Silva, Historiae 
Academiae Oxoniensis et multis aliis 
nominibus memorandum, hoc libro 
donat author indignus.' Wood had 
some other books by this writer : — e. g. 
Wood 660 C (16) 'Day Fatality or 
some observations of days lucky and 
unlucky ' 1678, which he notes to be 

* written by John Gibbon, blew-mantle 
officer of armes ' ; and ' Unio dissiden- 
tium : heir apparent and heir presump- 
tive made one,' 1679, by J[ohn] 
G[ibbon], B[lew] M[antle officer of 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4 p. 147. 

^ sic, in Wood MS. F 4, apparently 

in error for ' June.' 

* Richard Dighton matriculated 14 
March iGS^"-, aet. 16 : it has to be borne 
in mind that the exercises recited by 
these young gentlemen in the Theatre 
were never their own composition, but 
penned for them by their tutors. 

i. e. in the middle of the Area of the 
Theatre, whence (for example) now-a- 
days the Regius Professor of Civil Law 
speaks when he presents honorary 
D.C.L.s, as distinguished from ' in 
rostro ' i, e. the projections in the ladies' 
gallery from which at Commemoration 
the prize exercises are now recited. 

^ Richard Baylie, president of S. 
John's, died 1667. 

' John ' is underlined for correction. 


conformable ministers were present. Quaere whether Richard ' Fair- 
clough. See 00 1 8. 

July XI, Tuesd., Mr. (Edward) Loe^ organist of Ch. Ch., died; 
vide Catalogue. Richard Goodson, organist of New Coll., elected 19 
July— so Mr. (Daniel) Ashford : vide Catalogue. 

July 12, W., Sir Jonas Moore ^ surveyour of his majestie's fortifica- 
tions in the Tower, died with a fall from his horse (broke his neck) as 
'tis in the news letter. 'Twas (the) son of Sir Jonas Moore, a foolish 

Act 1682, musick lecturer, (William) Lloyd ^ of Jesus Coll., m the 
musick schoole ; very well, but somwhat smootie. Terrae filii— 
(Henry) Boles of New Coll. (fellow) on Saturday, much agamst Ch. 
Ch. ; James Allestrey of Ch. Ch. on Munday, much against New Coll. 
and the Terrae filius of Saturday, but replyed by the said Terrae films 
being proproctor or 'umbra' for (William) Dingley junior proctor. 
Both very well, and gave great content. Preachers, on Sunday- 
Humphrey Humphreys of Jesus Coll., deane of Bangor, m the morn- 
ing ; John Myll of Queen's in the afternoone ; Stephen Penton, prin- 
cipal of Edmund Hall, Tuesday s Latin sermon. 

July 13 ^ Th., John Lee of London, father to the lady of Sir Philip 
Harcourt, died ; and was buried at Stanton Harcourt. (Arms) ' gules 
billettee argent, a fess checquy or and blue' or thus 'gules a fess 
checquy or and azure between 14 billets argent.' I have his epitaph 

'""^In July the 14 day ^ Friday, Nathaniel Ellison, M.A. and fellow of 
C C C was made archdeacon of Stafi-ordshire by (Thomas) Wood 
bishop of Lichfeild, being then vicar of Tocester and minor prebend 
of Lichfeild. Vide Fasti 1678. 

(Wood C 14 no. II, ' Salt and fishery,' anon., Lond. 1682, has the 
note, 'Sat, 15 July 1682, given to me (A. W.) by the authour at 

^Tu'ly^2 2 S., S. Mary Magdalene's day, Nathaniel Wight ^ Mr. of 
Arts, one of the senior fellowes, died about 8 at night ' ; at what time 
Mr. Robert Huntingdon returned to Oxon from Aleppo after 12 yeares' 

1 ' Richard ' substituted for ' Samuel.' « substituted for' about the latterend.' 

2 Edward Lowe, Gutch's Wood's ' Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 

• '-^he 'was buried in the outward 

3 pTrittrelli 20(; 'was Duriea in uic ^ulwci.^ 

* William Lloyd, M.A., Jes. Coll., chappell' of Merton College ' July 24 

Tul 1682 M., under the south wall and south 

^ "^""gubstituted for ' latter end of July.' window ' j Wood MS. E 33- 

JULY— AUG. 1682. 


July 31, M., Mr. (Henry) Boles, the Terrae filius, recanted: vide 
Thompson's * Intelligence ' 8 Aug. 1682 in my other study. 

[Elizabeth Keyt' did, in the month of August 1680, marry meerly out of 
lechery, in the i6th yeare of her age, her father's coachman named . . .2, an ugly 
rcd-hair'd fellow, who convey'd her away to his relations' house in com. North- 
ampton, being a poore cottage. But at length after shce had drain'd his body 
and he could serve her no more, as she had done another young fellow as 'tis said 
while he was in a wedded estate, shee poyson'd him with rat's-bane put in a dish 
of broath. Whereupon shee being imprison'd shee appeared at Northampton 
assize in July 1682 ; where, by the favour of a pack'd jury, her life was sav d. 
Afterwards went home to her friends.] 

In this month Dr. (James) Arderne was installed deane of Chester : 
vide Mr. (Andrew) Allam's papers of the Cathedral Churches. 

In this month and in Aug. was the highway from neare the end of 
St. Clement's church to the way leading to Marston pitched with 
peebles and hard stone, for two carts on breast, — the middle part 
with peebles and the two collateralls or flankers with hard white stone. 
Began and carried (on) by Dr. (John) Lamphire with a collection of 
money. The workmen were in pitching it, July, August, September, 
and part of October ; a contribution amongst scholars and some 

August.— (^//z^/7/) On the 2nd died Mr. John Clinkard, minister 
(viz. vicar) of Water-perry in Oxford-shire. [2 ^ Aug. (16)82]. 

Aug. 2, Wednesday, died Dr. (John) Butler, canon of Windsorc ; 
next morning his wife died, and both buried togeather. Vide FF 35. 

The same day Dr. John Miclethwayte, of the college of Physitians, 
president, was buried in St. Botolph's church in Aldersgate with great 
solemnity. Died 28 July, Friday. FasH 1648. 

Aug. 5, S., Oxford city quo ivarraiito see Thomson's Gazet or 
Intelligence, Aug. 8, 1682, in my other study. 

Aug. 9, Wedn.^ Georg ^ Barrow, IM.A., vicar of Windsore, made 
prebendary of Windsor in the place of Butler ^. 

In the middle of this month, as I sate on IMagd. bridge about 8 at 
night, I saw a starr in north west with a little tayle. This they say is 
the blazing star ^ . 

^ Wood's note in MS. Tanner 454 
fol. 105. A different hand adds here 
' eldest daughter of Francis Keyt of 
Hidcot-Bertram in com. Gloc' See 
vol. ii. p. 356, note 7. 

^ John Mason. 

^ note added by Wood. 

* see Luttrell i. 210, 229: cp. ibid. 

153, 158, 161, 193, 195, 230, 26r, 262, 
281, 2S2, 283. 

^ John Barrow ; patent dated 18 Aug. 
1682; Hardy's le Neve. 

^ see Luttrell i. 212. 

^ see Luttrell i. 214, 215; Evelyn^s 
Diary under date 20 Aug. 1682. 


ri682 \ Th., Aug. 24, John Kent, M.A. and Schoolmaster of 
Taunton in Somerset, and lately fellow of New College was marned 
to Elizabeth Fowler, daughter of Roger Fowler of St. Mane s pansh, 

''°Au^ 24, Th., die S. Bartholomaei, John Maydand,duke of Lauder- 
dale ^ died at Tunbridge Wells. See more of him and his bunall m 
HH 27 Vide in David Whitford (in Ath.>. 

In this month Roger I'estrange had 200 guynys sent to hini as 
a present from the members of the University of Cambridge, of which 
he had been a student, for ' doing great service for the king and church 
when the fanaticks layd hold of the popish plot to carry on their 
designs. Soon after he had money from some in Oxford : and (James 
Berde) lord Norrys and other gentry made up 100//., Magd Coll. 
■2.oli. When king James II came to the crowne he seemed to (be) a 
papist : continued so, and got the iU-wiU of all scholars. 

All this yeare from the spring to this month and after to ... is a 
malignant feaver in Oxon; takes them in the head; and some are 
sone in 3 or 4 days' time. ^ „ ^ r 

September.-Sept. 7, Th., Oxford feast, . . . Dalby*, son of 
. Dalby, a taylor against Ball. Coll., preached. 
Sept. 14, Th., I went to Weston, returned the next day; Mr. 
(Ralph) Sheldon at Skilts. 

14 Sept. or therabout, (Edmund) Gregory', Bac. Art. and scholar 
of Trin. Coll. died there: his body carried into the country to 
Hambleton in Bucks. 

[1682 Sept. 15, F., George Lort«, M. of A., somtimes chaplayne of 
Merton College, was buried in the churchyard of S. Peter's in the 
Baylie. He died two dayes before in the house of Rice Kmg (an 
under-servant to the Universitie) neare Bullock's lane, who for severall 
yeares before had received from Merton College c,K. per annum 
towards maintaining the said Mr. Lort in his crazed and distracted 

^ note in Wood MS. E 33. ' ^S. has 'in/ by a slip for 'for.' 

MnWoodE22/Catalogue7'isthe See Luttrell 1^ 93- 
auction-catalogue (to be sold 14 May * Thomas Dolby, M.A., Ball., 6 July 
1690) of 'Bibliotheque de feu monsei- 1681 

gneur le due de Lauderdale,' and ' Cata- ^ Edmund Gregory, B. A., Trm... 30 
Wue 8' is 'The English part of the Oct. 1679. , ^ ^ 

library of the late duke of Lauderdale,' « note in Wood MS. E 33. George 
to be sold 27 May 1690-the former Lort, see vol. 1. p. 318 ; occurs 
catalogue is marked by Wood as being as senior chaplam of Mert. Coll. m 
'ex dono Henrici Cruttenden 14 May 1651. 

AUG. — OCT. 1682. 


Sept. 165 S., load of stack wood, \os 6d ; cleaving and carrying up 
IS 2d. To Bets for 50 faggot, 2s 8d. 

(Michael) Gardiner, demy of Magd. Coll., son of . . . Gardiner a 
wheelwright without East Gate, died 17 Sept. at night. Buried in the 
churchyard ^ at Magd. Coll. 

Sept. 17, 1682, Mr. (Christopher) Wase told me that Dr. Andrew 
Sail had been dead in Ireland half an yeare. Quaere at Ch. Ch. 

Sept. 21 Th., a sarjeant at mace with company and a warrant 
from Sir Leolin Jenkins ^ seised on the duke of Monmouth at Stafford 
while he was at dinner to bring him up to London, who had been in 
Cheshire and other parts to gaine popularity. 

Sept. 30, S., paid goodwife Payne her quarteridge 5^ and 6d 

In this month was the history of S. John Baptist over our College 
gate repaired and new oyled over in white colours with the pictures of 
King Henry III and the founder. [It ' had been defaced in Oliver's 
raign. The picture of an old man sitting in a chair over that with 
a glove in his right hand, cut downe in Oliver's raigne. The babe in 
the Virgin Marie's hand over the . . . ^ torn away.] 

In this month William Nicholson, A.INI., socius Coll. Reginae, who 
had a considerable hand in the Atlas was made archdeacon of 
Carlile by (F.dward) Rainbow. He was prebendary of Carlile in 
1681 and chaplain before that to bishop (Edward) Rainbow. 

October. — Oct. i., Su., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

Oct. 6, F., Dr. John Lloyd of Jesus Coll. took the place of vice- 
chancellor. A clowne, pedag(ogue), sot, not speak Latin. 

Oct. 7, S., paid the laundress, goodwife Watson, her quarteridge, 

(Da)vid'^ Wallis of Watlington (and) Frances Cornish of Aston 
(Ro)want, marryed the 9th (day) of Oct. 1682. 
Oct. 10, T., court day at Halywell. 

All Sept. excellent good weather and Oct. till about the lo(th), and 
then raine and cold comming, came colds and sicknesses. 

Oct. 12, Th., received of Kit Fleur de Lize rent, 4/2. 5^ 6cf; use-money for half 
an yeare, viz. 50//. from Our Lady to Michaelmas, i/z. lo^ — sum 5/2. 15^- 6d. 
Deduct College rent i//., acquittance, is, spent at Fleur de luce for the receit, 6d. 

1 Gutch's Wood's Coll and Halls, 

P- 348- 

^ see Luttrell i. 222. 

^ one of the Secretaries of State. 

* this part of the note is in Wood's 
latest and most straggling hand. 

^ one word illegible, perhaps ' arch- 

6 brought out by Moses Pitt. 

'' this note is not in Wood's hand. 
It is foujid on a slip inserted in the 
Almanac for March 16S3. 


1 7 Oct. \ Tuesd., died at Mr. Combes', mercer in St. Peter in the 
East, . . . son of . . . 

[Miles Smith ^ a gentleman commoner of Trinity College, son of 
Miles Smith of Lambeth in Surrey, gent., died in the house of Edward 
Combes, draper, living within East gate, on Th., the 17 of Oct. 1682, 
aged 18. His body which was adorned with these armes (' or a 
chevron between two chevronells sable between 3 roses gules seeded 
or leaved vert ') was carried to Lambeth ^] 

Oct. 19, Th., Sir Thomas Browne died: medicus. Vide Epitaph, 


25 Oct., W., marquis of Halyfax ((George) Savill) made lord prme seal* in 
the place of (Arthur) Annesley (earl of Anglesey). Wherupon Sir Edward 
Seymour left the court in a pett and took up of the king 20,000/^. that was owing 
to him. Edward Seymour, sometimes ' Speak(er) : vide Annesley's life. 

Oct 26 Thursd., lord Montacute^ of Sussex— viscount Montacute (Browne)— 
died: so ihe news letter dated ult. Oct. (T.). Mr. Sheldon told me that l^rancis 
viscount Montagu died ult. Oct. and was buried in the collegiat church of Mid- 
hurst in Sussex. I beleive he was buried on that day. 

ISTovember.— Nov. ist, W., (John) Lane, a commoner of Oriel, 
and Sussex man, died in the morning : buried in Oriel Coll. chapelt 
Nov. ist, W., Ann Drope, widdow of Thomas Drope, vicar of 
Comnore, died at Comnore about 7 in the morning, aetat. 78 or 

Nov. 5, Su., Mr. (Daniel) Ashford ^ viceprincipal of Hart hall, 
preached at S. Marie's. 

Nov. 6, M., a fier hapned between 7 and 8 at night in a baker s 
house joyning on the east side to the back part of Swan Court in St. 
Marie's parish. Burnt that part where it began, and an outhouse on 
each side pulled downe to prevent farther mischief. These housing 
belongs to Arthur Tyllyard by vertue of a lease from Oriel. 

this entry is scored out, to be re- 1678 ; but the king refused to sanction 

placed by a slip which is inserted here the choice. 

l-the first two words of which are not « Francis Brown, third viscount Mont- 

inWood'swriting-' Mills Smith (Miles, acute or Montagu 

quaere) a gentleman commoner of Trin. ' see Gutch s Wood s Coll. and Halls, 

Coll., died at Combs a mercer by East p. 136. Wood MS. F 4, P- I47, says : 

Gate Entred in Obital book,' i. e. in ' John Lane, a commoner of Oriel Col- 

W d MS F 4 ^^ge, son of William Lane of Lewis in 

? note in Wood MS. F 4, P- 147- Sussex gent., died on the first of Nov 

^ 'Lambeth' is in pencil only, as 1682, aged 20; and was buned m Oriel 

^"'fl^l^.^^r.^l i. 232. ^ «%'alWfor^ M. A Wadh., 4 

5 elected Speaker by the Commons June 1675; Gardiner s Reg. Coll. 

in 1673 ; retired owing to illness : again Wadh. p. 276. 
elected Speaker by the Commons in 

OCT. — NOV. 1682. 29 

Nov. 8, news in the coffy letter that (James) Jeffryes, lately of 
Jesus, brother to Sir Georg JefTrys late recorder of London, is made 
canon of Canterbury in the place of Dr. (Louis) Heralt\ 

Nov. 8, Wedn., Mr. (Thomas) Sparke ^ of Ch. Ch. made a speech » 
in schola linguarum inter lioram 3 et 4 post meridiem, in praise of Sir 
Thomas Bodlcy, founder of the public library, by the nomination of 
the dean of Ch. Ch. and approbation of the vice-chancellor. By the 
gift of Dr. (John) IMorris somtimes Canon of Ch. Ch. to be setled on 
the University after his wive's death; so that shee dying in Aug. 1681, 
it then came to the Universitie to arise out of lands. He gave 5//. per 
annum to Alls, library and ..." per annum to Ch. Ch. library and 
5//. per annum to him that should make a speech every 8 Nov. being 
the Visitation day of the public library, so that the dean of Ch. Ch. 
having the nomination be sure hee'l name one of his owne house and 
not of Allsouls College where Dr. (John) IMorris ° was somtimes 

Nov. 1 1, Sat., at 10 at night, died at Radley Mr. (John) Winchurst 
M.A. fellow of Pembroke Coll. and vicar of Radley, buried in the 
church there Nov. 14 (T.) A good scholar, of a subtile head, 
a good mathematician, borne at Abendon, his father (a malster) 

Nov. 12, Su., (lent) 'Dr.^ (Oliver) Plunkel's triall' to IMr. West. 

Nov. 12, Su., the groaning elme board shewed at Oxford. Put 
a red hot iron to it, it groanes. 'Twas shewed at the Checquer Inn 
by two silly women, but quickly prohibited by the vicechancellor. 
Vide pamphlets 1 have some pamphlets of it. 

Nov. 13, I\L, Mr. Sh(eldon) with the M(aid) of H(onour) at the 
Miter at 4 in the afternoon. (I was) sent for the next morning at 8. 
Misty and rimy morning. 

Nov. 13, I\L, Mr. . . . Pridiaux told me that Sir Thomas Browne 
the physitian of Norwych had been dead 3 weeks, and that he died in 

* * Heralt ' substituted for ' Heron.' 

2 Thomas Spark M.A. Ch. Ch. 8 
Apr. 1679. 

^ see Macray's Annals of the Bod- 
leian (Edit. II), p. 150. 

* ' 5//.*, see Gutch's Wood's Coll. and 
Halls, p. 459. 

^ Wood 636 (4) ' Epistola ad Johan- 
nem Houson ' (vice-chancellor of Ox- 
ford) by Thomas Pius [Pye], Lond. 
1 603 has possibly his autograph ' sum 
Johannis Morris.' It has another auto- 

graph ' Amico suo charissimo Guilielmo 
^loore R. Crakanthorp salutem.' 

^ John Winchurst M.A. Pembr. 26 
Apr. 1676 

Wood 427 (20). 

^ * The last words and sayings of the 
true protestant elm-board,' Lond. 1682, 
fol. : ' More last words and sayings of 
the true protestant elm-board,' Lond. 
1682, fol., and a few others are found in 
Wood 417 nos. 97 foil. 


his house in S. Peter's parish there, and thinks that he was there 
buried. Buried in S. Peter s Church in Mancroft. 

Nov. 14, T., Sir Robert Carr, chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, 
died. Sir Thomas Chichley succeeds. 

Nov 16 Th., (Ford Grey) lord Grey of Werk, a roundheaded 
Lord is found guilty of conveying away and debauching the earl of 
Berkley s daughter who is sister to his wife \ but sentence upon him 
is deferred till next term \ . a 

Notwithstanding the bonfiers on the Queen's birthday ^ 15 Nov. and 
17 Nov * were prohibited ^ by the King and Councell on the desire of 
Sir (William) Prichard, lord mayor, to prevent tumult, yet the factious 
people being hindred from burning the pope, they drowned him. 

Nov 18, S., Mr. (John) Bernard told me that (William) Wilgoose, 
somtimes M.A. of Brasnos, afterward schoolmaster of Denton and 
a practitioner of physick there, and after schoolmaster of ... m 
Huntingdonshire, died at Paris 23 Oct. according to their account 
(i.e. 3 Nov. according to ours), being then in the compame (of) or 
companion to the earl of Manchester. 

Nov 18 Sat., Mr(s) . . . Clark, daughter to Dr. (Henry) Clark 
president of Magd. C. was married to (Richard) Shuttleworth, gentle- 
man commoner of Trin. Coll. She was commonly called 'the 
Infanta ' : both of them ' made about 33 yeares. 

Nov 18 ^ S., at two in the morning died Sir John Finch (somtimes 
of Ball. Coll.) yonger brother to Hennage (Finch), Lord Chancellor 
and earl of Nottingham, and lately embassador to Constantinople. 
A fier at Wapping about Nov. 18 or 19-1000 houses burnt. 
Nov. 19, Su., George Low, esq. died aet. 8- ^ ; buried . . K 
Nov. 19, Su., Robert Pauling ^^ the attorney, was buried m bt. 
Michael's church; died the day before. 

Monday, 20 Nov., received of my brother my rent Sh. 6s; then 

^ Mary Berkeley, daughter of George letter 'tis said he died Nov. 20 and was 
Berkeley! fourteenth baron Berkeley, buried m Christ s College Chapel Cam- 
created on ii Sept. 1679 earl of Berke- bridge.^ ^^^^^ 

^""^■^ see Luttrell i. 229, 230, 234, 239- --it being omitted. He was 88 years 

3 see Luttrell i. 288 old. , , . • 

^ Oueen Elizabeth's accession-day; ^ in S. Aldate's church; his inscrip- 

called her birthday, see Luttrell i. 288. tion is in Wood MS. F 29 A on a slip 

5 cpp T uttrell i 2^1. at fol. 330. 

. e th ag s afded together. '» ' Mr. Robert Palling was buryed m 

' ubstituted for :-'Nov. 17 at night the Colledg Chancell November he 

so the news letter dated 18 of this 19th, aged 50 years ; S. Michaels 

month.' A note is added ' In another Burials Reg. tor 1682. 

NOVEMBER, 1682. 31 

paid him 20s for half an year's rent for the cocklelofts and 4^ for Mris. 
Ilacket ^ to buy her a clout. 

Nov. 22, Wednesday, Sir Bern. Gascoigne, physitian in ordinary to 
her majesty the Queen, murdered and afterwards robb'd by his ser- 
vant. Adhered to the old King and to King Charles II ; taken at the 
surrender of Colchester 1648, at Worcester 1651^ — at both which 
times (he) escaped the gallowes. An Italian by birlh ; see ' the ^ 
Relation of Kent Essex and Colchester' that I have, page 192. 

News in the letter dated 25 Nov., S., that alderman (Thomas) Pilkington ^ 
lately shcrriff was fin'd by a Hartlbrdshirc jury hundred thousand pound for that 
he should say when the duke of York with his dutchcss came out of Scotland into 
London to live that 'as he had before fired the city of London, so was he then 
come to cut the citizens' throats.' Vide Gazet when the duke of York came. 

In the same news, Nov. 25, S., was the ri<^ht and jirofits of the penny post* 
adjudged to be the duke of York's ; wherfore he gave it to sir G(eorgc') JcfTr^-es 
who had stood up for him, and Sir Gcorg JcfTr)'es farmes it out to (William) 
Docura who pretended a right before in it\ Or thus — The duke of York hath 
gained the point as to the penny post against (William) Docuray the manager 
of it. The said duke hath given it for a time to Sir Gcorg Jcffrys his favorite 
who rents it out to Docura. The news is sent that he hath taken it to himself and 
added it to the Post Office. 

Duke of York hath brought an action against one Arrowsmith an apothecary in 
Friday Street upon the statute of Scandahim magnatum, who is taken up for it". 

Nov. 27, M., bonfiers made in severall parishes in Oxford by the 
Tory party after supper for joy that the lord Norris (James Bertie) 
was made carl of Abendon', with the ringing of bells. Severall col- 
leges had bonfiers, Allsouls College especially about eleven at night. 
They brought out a barrell of beare out of the cellar, and dranke it in 
healths on their knees to the King, duke of York and earl of Abendon, 
out of the buckets that hung up in the hall. They got about twenty 
of the train band of Oxon, who discharged at the drinking of every 
health. They had wine in great plenty from the tavern over the way, 
guarded by a file of musquiteers. They had a drummer that beat 
round the College quadrangle and at the gate — D^. (John) Clutter- 
book ^ the captain that ordered these matters. 

* see supra, 8 May 1682. George Lisle, shot at Colchester, 1648. 
'A true and exact relation of that ^ see Luttrell i. 240. 
as noble as unfortunate expedition of * ' Robert Moray invented the penny- 
Kent Essex and Colchester by M. C. post ' ; note by Wood in Moray's ' Cor- 
1648,' printed 1650; Wood 581 (i). poration credit' Lond. 16S2 (Wood 
It has the autograph 'Liber Ricardi 628 no. 6.) 

Chamberlayne, clerici Wardrop, imo ^ see Luttrell i. 244. See in Sept. 1689. 

Aug. 1650': Wood notes 'one M[at- ^ see Luttrell i. 241. 

thew] C[rosse] seemes to be the au- created 30 Nov. 1682. 

thour.' Wood 581 (2) is 'The loyall ^ John Clotterbuck, D.C.L. Allsouls 

sacrifice: Sir Charles Lucas and Sir 17 Jan. 167I-. 


29 Nov., Wedn., prince Rupert died of a feaver, aetat. 63 ; natus 
1 619. Dead worth threescore thousand pound; child by Mris. 
Baltimore \ Prince Rupert left natural issue, ... a son ^ by Mar- 
garet Hughes, now of 18 yeares of age, taken into Germany by the 
Prince Elector when late in England. And ... a daughter ^ be- 
gotten of the body of (Frances) daughter of (Henry) Bard earl ^ of 
Bellamount, widdow of . . . Fasti 1636. 

The same day, 29 Nov., W., (Henry Germyn) earl of St. Albans 

dead. False. rr^ , 1 

The same day, 29 Nov., W., Robert Wickins, rector of Todenham 

neare Campden in Gloucestershire, died. Buried, F., i Dec, m the 

church. Somtimes of Ch. Ch. ; a writer. 

News letter ^ 29 Nov., W., (George Savile) marquis of Hallifax to be duke of 

Hallifax; (William Cavendish) earl of Devon to be duke of Devon; (Henry 

Somerset) marquis of Worcester to be duke of Beaufort and duke ot Worcester ; 

and (Charles Somerset) his son, earl of Glamorgan; (Laurence Hyde) viscount 

Killingworth « to be earl of Roff. ; col. (John) Churchill to be a Scotch lord ; col. 

(George) Leg, baron of Tilbury; (James Bertie) lord Norrys, earl of Abend on ; 

(James Butler) duke of Ormond to keep his old title but to take place m England 

as duke. Vide ^ ad finem hujus Almanac. 

December.-Dec. 2, S., news letter, Robert^ Ferguson accused 

for being authour of the second part of ' No Protestant Plot ' ; if he be, 

then he is authour of the first. Fled for it into Holland with (Anthony 

Ashley Cooper) earl of Shaftsbury. 

Ibidem : a most treasonable piece came out lately, call'd ' The 
Second Part of the Growth of Popery,' supposed to be wrot by the 
(Anthony Ashley Cooper) earl of Shaftsbury— and, as the said letter 
saith, ' was left as a legacy at his departure into Holland.' 

Dec 2 S., (16)82, a letter to Mr. (William) Fulman ; not sent : -marquis of 
Halyfax, lord privy seale, is reported to be made duke of Halyfax; earl of Devon, 
duke of Devon ; marquis of Worcester, duke of Beaufort and Worcester ; and his 
son, earl of Glamorgan ; lord Killingworth ^^ earl of Roff. ; col. Churchill, a Scotch 

1 substituted for ' Patmore.' Eyemouth) ; afterwards duke of Marl- 

^ a daughter, Ruperta ; married to borough. As 'John lord Churchill of 

Emanuel Scroope Howe. Aymouth ' he was nominated to take 

3 a son, Dudley Bard, killed at Buda, D.C.L. at Oxford on 22 May 1683, 

' being in the suite of the duke of York ; 

* viscount but did not wait to take the degree 

5 see Luttrelli. 242. Several of these on 23 May 1683; see Wood's Fasti 

creations did not take place at this 1683. , , _ , 

date ' reference is to the letter which 

slip for ' viscount Hyde of Kenil- appears infra under Dec. 2. 

worth ' ' ' Robert ' substituted for ' James.' 

"^^'baron Churchill of Aymoulh (i.e. ^" Kenilworth. 

NOV. — DEC. 1682. 


lord; col. Legge, baron of Tilbury ; lord Norris, carl of Abendon. The Ilnrtford- 
shire jury hath given the duke of York hundred thousand pounds upon an action 
of scandalum magnatum against (Thomas) Pilkington and he is committed upon 
it. The bill they say is found by the grand jury at the Old Bayly against (Anthony 
Ashley Cooper, earl of) Shaftsbury who is now in Holland. The jury hath 
brought in the lord Grey of Werk (Ford CJrey) guilty of conveying away and 
debauching the earl of Berkley's daughter who is sister to his lady, but sentence 
upon this is deferred till next terme. Duke of York hath brought an action (of) 
50000//. against one . . . Arrowsmith an apothecary in p>iday Street upon the 
statute of scandalum magnatum, who is taken up for it. vSir John Finch lately 
dead. Captain Clifford, for conveying away the lady Sniderfield, a widdow of 
a good fortune, against her will into France, is fin'd 2oo/z. The duke of York 
hath gained the point as to the penny post against Docura the former manager of 
it. The duke of Ormond is allowed place in England as duke, but no English 
title given to him. Prince Rupert, dead of a feavcr. Sir 1km. Gascoigne mur- 
dered by his servant and rob'd. Your neighbour . . . Thinn to be carl of 

Dec. 3, Su., Ch. Ch. great bell rung out about 7 at night for 
(Edward) Barber \ M.A. and student of Ch. Ch., ^vho died in the 
vicaridge house at Cassenton on that day. Next day, (he) was 
buried in the cathedral of Ch. Ch. 

Dec, 6, W., news came in the letter that . . . Stringer, secretary to (Anthony 
Ashley Cooper, carl of) Shaftsbury, was taken with papers about him going to 
the press containing a Vi/uiicafion of the Association ; and being examined, con- 
fessed that they were written by Robert Ferguson a nonconformist minister and 
that he also writ ' the 2nd part of the Growth of Popery.' \Vhcrupon a messenger 
was sent on Thursday, ult. Dec, to the Prill in Holland to demand of the states 
his body. News then also that Shaftsbury was dead in Holland, being harras'd 
out with his voyage. 

Dec. 7, Th., received of widow Burnham, 3//. 

[Dorothie^ widdow of Dr. Sebastian Smith, died in her son's house 
(Sebastian), situat and being in S. Martin's parish, Th., 7 Dec. 1682, 
and was buried, Su., 10 of the same month by her husband. The 
armes of her and her husband which shee had on her hearse, see vol. ii. 
p. 285.] 

Dec. 10, Su., news that a commission is issued out to create Dr. 
(John) Lake a bishop. News also that some prentices^ standing in 
the pillory in Cornhill for breaking the King's and Lord IMayor's 
order about bonefiers and burning the p(ope), they were all the while 
fed with good things (they say custards and chees-cakes) by the 
Presbyterians and after they were taken downe were hug'd — if others 

' Edward Barbour, M.A. Ch. Ch. 18 ^ ^ote in Wood MS. F 4, p. 147. 
Mar. 167I-; Gutch's Wood's Coll. and ^ Luttrell i. 243, 244. 
Halls, p. 514. 



had stood, or if their fault had been for favouring popery, they would 


to stop nj mouth. He 'acknowledged that he did promise to pnn 
Sy book \ but the times are since altered, and <he .s> not able Ye 
Te is able enough to throw away 2 or 300^/ to alter his house for the 
sake oTtL M<aid) of H<onour>; and he gives her and her brothers _ 

what they please. , 

Ttc Dec ' 1682, ('A remonstrance of piety and innocence, etc., 
London, 1683) given to me by R<alph> S(heldon>. These things 
; re g thered togeather by James Corker, O-S.B a condemned 
prisoner in Newgate and by him caused to be published m Nov. 

'^De? n W., news came that (Anthony Ashley Cooper) earl of 
Shaftsbury'and Robert Ferguson were at Amsterdam and that the 
States refused to deliver them up. They are cheerfull and merry. 
Dec. 18, Munday, about 4 ox 5 of the clock post^eridiem died (Heneage Finch) 

chamber, 15^ ll - the presence of Mr. (John) Conant, (John) Edwards, and . . . 
"''Dec 22 F., paid goodwife Payne the bedmaker, 5s. 

?e ^^l^^^'^^^- of Kent died ; brot.e. to Sir Roger 
(Twisden) and Dr. Charles Twisden. Vide 2 Jan ^ 
Dec. 28, Th., to Daniel and Mary, apeice ; lod a-piece. 

Dec. 29, F., (William) Fisher, a yong fellow of New Coll., buried 
in the cloyster ^ Died day before. 

This month Joan of Binsey's husband troubled with the deviU, dis- 

'tatr'rdtf this month a flood about Oxford; not occasioned by 

much raine here, but northward. 

office for 3 years, 6s 8^. Rump of beef, I. 6^; dressmg my hat, 6rf. 

M e two or three hundred pounds. having the book at a somewhat earlier 

> note in Wood's copy (Wood 830). date. 

3 there are several other cases m ; ' ^«„„a's Coll. and 

which the date on the title-page of a see outcn 5 

look is shown to be false by Wood's Halls, p. 2.6. 

DEC, 1682 — 7^A: 1683. 


168§ and 1683 : 35 Car. II : Wood aet. 51. 

<In this Almanac are two of Allum's slips. At the beginning of this Almanac 
are these notes : — ) 

<Swa>n, 1683, (the name and price of the Almanac.) 
Wildgoos rent paid July 1678 ; Alder, vide Almanac 1681-82. 

January.— Jan. 2, T., judge (Sir Thomas) Twisden of Kent 
died. Brother to Sir Roger (Twisden) and Dr. John Twisden. In 
1684 Dr. Thomas Gale did obtaine from the study of Twisden in Kent 
then lately deceas'd an original copie of Johannes Bostonus Buriensis. 
—A copie of this Dr. (Thomas) Barlow is supposed to have from the 
library of (James) Usher which he conceals, as Br. Tw.^ interleaved 
copie. I saw this when I was at London, in Nov. 1691, quaere. 

News letter, S., 6 Jan., tells that (Robert Montagu) earl of Manchester was 
lately dead in France ; vide Letters, P. 7 ; Fasti, 1665. Also that (Charles Henry) 
Kirkhoven, earl of Bellamont 2, was dead. 

6 Jan., S., Edward Sherburne of the Tower, esq,, knighted. Put into my 
* Catalogue ^ of M(aste)rs.' >^ 0> O O. f"^ O 

T ^Tr T.. „ XOOO^-'^'^^'v^ 

Jan. 17, W., Kmg Alfreds statue in stone set over the University 
College gate at the charg of . . . Pluck(ed> downe in the latter end 
of Oct. (16)86. 

[MS. lent* to me by Mr. Charles Roderick, schoolmaster of Eaton 
by Windsore, 20 Jan. i68|:— 'A Catalogue of the provosts, fellows, 
and scholars that have been placed and elected into the King's College 
of our blessed Lady and S. Nicolas in the University of Cambridge 
since 1441— first gathered by Mr. Thomas Hatcher (fellow of the 
said college, of the year 1555) untill an. 1582 ; since continued by 
John Scot (coroner of the said college) till 1620 ; afterwards continued 
by Edward Hynde (fellow, of the year 1594) to 1621 ; and then by 
George Goad (fellow, of the year 1620) till 1646.] 

News letter^ dated 27 Jan., S., saith that (Anthony Ashley Cooper, earl of) 
Shaftsbury was dead at Brill in Holland, having before (with Sir William Wallery) 
been made burgher of Amsterdam and capacitated for the supreame magistracy 
of that citie. He died Sunday 21 Jan. (20 Jan., saith the suppliment to his will). 

Jan. 30, T., (Francis) White ^ of Ball. Coll., son of Sir Sampson, 
preached the fast sermon at St. Marie s. Very satyricall and bitter 
against the phanaticks. 

^ ? Brian Twyne's. 

^ created earl of Bellomont in Ire- 
land II Feb. i6|^. 
' Wood MS. E 6. 

* note by Wood in Wood MS. E 3 

(O. C. 8567) ; where on pp. 9-26 are 
Wood's excerpts from the MS. 

^ see Luttrell i. 247. 

^ Francis White, M.A. Ball. 5 May 


,0 TL b»., dH.- So in th. fc." *»a " '*■■ =~ 

shall, the authour.] . 

S.Maries hall, Master of Arts and S/^f ^-P^^/of Feb. .68*' according to 
<S.> Giles in the snbnrbs " arg e/ades to nonconfomrists ; and 

azure on a cheif of the second a lyon passant or. J u 
n this month (about <the> xo(th» died (Robert) Mayott , hvtn, II 
• S rfe fomierly of S. Mary Hall. Left legacies to conformists 
Ind non etiZS To non-conformists. 500.. (quaere). Somttmes 

of St. Marie's Hall, grand ^"^P"™^^'^- , ^ ^,,^,1, p.otestant 

Feb. r. Munday^ — I^^^^^^^ 

:£t';r:?esr rMairstood up in rLence to him. Dr. 


Drs, he made an oration of thanks for the honour they dtd to htm. 

.seeLnttreUi..47. Wood4n,no. lt"e%r:CL™rx^^^^ 
3.-44 are pamphlets and pteces m ve se tto ^.scove y ^^^^ 

for and against Shaftesbnry, i68l-i68^_ fia ° raenf or a new and higher dis- 
Wood 4t7 contains several pteces of Gangra-a,^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

verse of the same kmd. ^ . r .^^ 

» Samnel Gates, father of Titus Gates, 6,5 C4> g^^^. 
- having been formerly a P« ana ^ note rn ^PJ I , , 

baptist and f^^J.'^o °ts' » note in Wood MS. F 4, P- 148. 

note in Wood 4M (13) <.™°', , , < ,680 ■ in the MS. 

■ A true narrative of the homd plot, ^ ^^^^^^^ g H_ 

^T^Thora^Edwards' ' G-graena or a 4 J^ly^^^^^ , ^^^^^^^^^^ , 
I^^^^i^r^^ ".noteinl.LdMS.F33. 

JAN. — FEB. 1683. 


tized : bcrne in Arthur Roe's house by the wall that encompasses 
Merton College mount, or between Merton College mount and the 
corner of the Physick Garden wall. The mother is sister to Edward 
Allen, of the Pit, coachman ; and shee came from London to lay in 
there to save charges.] 

Feb. 17, Egg-Sat., but one Bachelor of Magd. hall presented ad 
determinandum, wheras since the King's returne they were never 
without 6 or 8 or 12. And Exeter Coll. not one, who use to have 
commonly 12. 

About 20 matriculated before Egg-Saturday for Lent terme. 

120 Bachelors determine, wheras there never use to be under 200. 

Lent disputations decay : the Bachelors do not dispute nor will not, 
unles the sui)ervisers (boyish Regents) are present. Some senior 
Masters goe to heare disputations, particularly Mr. (Robert) Hunting- 
don after his long absence ^ ; but they will not dispute, and stand 
silent, while their abbettors sneare and grin. This wee get by having 
coursing put downe by Dr. (john) Fell. 

The reasons why the number of Baclielaurs decay, I have told } ou 

Feb. 25, Su., died in Halywell, (Catherine) Inirry, a maid, daughter 
of Vincent Barry lately of Hampton Gayt, gent.; buried in Halywell 
Church, 27th, T. (Arms: — ) 'azure 2 lyons passant or.' 

[Catherine Earry" , a maiden dnuj^^hter of Vincent Barry late of Hampton Gay 
in Oxfordshire died in Halywell, Su., 25 Feb. i6Sj, and was buried on T., the 
27 day, in Halywell church in the suburbs of Oxon. (Arms : — ) ' azure 2 lyons 
passant or.' — Hampton Gay was sold to Sir Richard Wenman of Caswell by 
Witney in 1683. — Vincent Barry (father to the said Catherine), son of Vincent 
Barry of Thame, died at Hampton Gay on Friday, 27 Feb. 1680^, according to 
the English accompt, aged 50 or thereabouts. He was a justice of peace for the 
countie, and was buried in Hampton Gayt church. — This Vincent Barry had a son 
(a youth) named . . . , who dying also in his mother's house in Halywell 2 Feb. 
i68|, was buried by his sister before mentioned. — Another daughter died about 
20 of the same month, quaere.] 

Feb. 26, INI., letter to Mris Burnham about secur(ity ''). 

28 Feb., W., news came that Philip Fell'', B.D., fellow of Eaton, 
and yonger brother to John (Fell) bishop of Oxon, died in the house 
of Dr. (Samuel) Benson of Hereford'' (who married his sister) and 

^ Brodrick's Merton, p. 293. 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 148. 

^ in this case i6|f ; see vol. ii. p. 480. 

* Wood had lent the Burnham family 

* Wood 104 (Carmina Jac. Alb. Ghib- 

besii, pars lyrica ; Rom. 1667) is noted 
to be ' e miisaeo Philippi Fell.' 

^ underlined for correction. A note 
is added — ' buried at Worcester in the 


that he was buried in the cathedral there. He died Munday, 26 Feb. 
Entred in Obital book. 

In the latter end of this month died . . newly chose feUow; 
buried by W<illiam> Wood in Br<asenose> Coll. cloyster. 

Maroli.-News letter dated 3 March, S., saith that the duke of 
Somerset (Charles Seymour) hath changed his name to Percy and 
that a court at Petworth was lately held under the name 0/ Charls 
Percy, who hath a son lately borne of the lady Ogle (EUzabeth Percy) 
(daughter and heir of (Josceline) Percy late earl of Northumber- 

^''"war 7 Wedn., John Wickham of Garsington, high sheriff of 
Oxfordshire, made his entrie into Oxford from Gasingdon with neare 
200 gentlemen and scholars. Scarce in the memory of man . 

Mar. 8, Th., (Robert) Paston, earl of Yarmouth, died at his house in the Pall 
Mall. So the news letter dated 10 Mar., S. h.if former 

The same day Georg Dashwood, one of the yeomen of the guard, cheif farmer 
of the excise, died; ibidem. Vide May. i,- %„„ „f Flv was 

News came also in privat letters that Dr. Peter Gunnmg, f f '^^^^^^^ 

dead, dated March 10, S. He died in Ely house m folbouj^e 8(th> day m the 
after;oone. Somtimes chaplayne or pro-chaplam of New Col • -no 1644, a 
what time Dr. (Isaac) Barrow was who was afterwards °f S'- Asaph. See 
what 1 have said in Dr. (Richard) Sherlock in New Coll. (m the Ath.). Smce 

'Taf r? Muntt Mr. Philip Warwic (son of Sir Philip), envoy extraordinary 
tofhe k ng of SweienS being newly arrived thence to the court at Newmarket 
died suddfnly, of an apoplexy, in his bed there. So Mudjliman s e^^^^^^^ S on s 
dated Mar. 15, Th. FaUi, 1638 ; made hast to take the last breath of his father. 

Mar. 13, Tuesday, . . . Hacked borne about 3 in the afternoone. 

Mar. 18, Su., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

Mar ig, M., Thomas KiUigrew of the King's bed-chamber, esq groom, died at 
WMtehau'aged 80. In the letter dated .0 March he is st.led '"-as 
KiUigrew, the king's jester' ; and in another letter 'tis said he died the .8 day 

r Gutch's -Wood's Coll. and Halls, was baptized : borne in the house of 
p 379 giv s ' R. D. 16S3 ' as an inter- his mother's father Mr. Rob^^' a^ 
^^^n^he clolst.. Richard Dale. ^^'^^iJtJ^ 

f T •t,r!lH lol"^.. Hacket, so^ of William Hacket, esq., 

: -rte-^nl numerous a -ein t.^ 

-r=en. substituted for .Sweed- ^^f^^^^f^;^ 

^^"^'see 8 May, 168.. In Wood MS. E father's Robert Hmitingdon (^"bwarden 

„ (' regLer o S. John Baptist's parish, of Merton College, deputy for Dr Ed- 

Oxford ' Wood has this entry 168. ward Drope) ; George TuUy (la e of 

O e V Mar. 21, William, son of Wil- Queen's College) ; Anne (wife of Dr. 

liam Hacket esq. and Marie his wife, John Luff). 

FEB. — MARCH, 1683. 


aged lOo {Jalse). Brother to Dr. Henry Killigrew somtimes of Ch. Ch. Severall 
playcs in print — * The Parson's Wedding.' Vide Sir William Killigrew in St. 
John's College (in the Ath.). 

Mar. 20, T., twelve carl-loads of Tredeskyn's rarities came from 
Mr. Aslimole at London to his new elaboratory at Oxon. Dr. 
(Robert) Plot soon after, or then, mad(e) CusLos. 

[Sarah Zouch', widdow of Dr. Richard Zouch, somtimes the king's professour 
of the Civill Law in the University of Oxon and judge of the Admiralty, died in 
Dr. Robert Say's lodgings in Oriel College on Thursday 22 March 168^ according 
to the English accompt, and was buried on Monday (26 of the said month) follow- 
ing by her daughter Mary and another daughter in the isle joyning on the north 
side of the body of S. Peter's church in the East Oxon. (Arms: — ) 'gules 15 
besants (viz. 5, 4, 3, 2, i) and a canton ermine; impaling, sable a che\Ton 
between 3 escallops argent [Ilart of Brill in Bucks]' ; act. 83. Dr. Zouch before 
mentioned and this his wife had severall sons but all died unmarried. The 
daughters that were married were these, viz. i, Catherine, married to William 
Powell alias Ilinson who lived for some time at Fulham in Middlesex, where shee 
died and was buried ; 2, Anne, the wife of Robert Say, D.D. and provost of Oriel 
College in Oxon ; 3, Sarah, the third wife of Richard Lydall, Dr. of Physick, 
living in S. Jolin Bapt. parish in Oxon. — Note that John Hart, one of the proctors 
of the Arches, father to Sarah before mention'd (wife of Dr. Richard Zouch;, bore 
to his armes ' argent on three lozenges sable as many escallops or, with an annulet 
at the top sable'; and therefore those upon her hearse before mentioned, viz. 
* sable a chevron between 3 escallops argent,' were false.] 

March 22, Th., Sarah Zouch, widdow of Dr. Richard Zouch, died 
in Oriel Coll. ; buried in St. Peter's East by her two or 3 children, 
Monday following, aged 80 or more. Daughter of . . . Hart of Brill. 

[Henry Aldrich' of Westminster, gent., father to Dr. Henry Aldrich canon of 
Ch. Ch., died in his lodgings at Ch. Ch., upon a visit given to his son, on F., 23 
March 1685 ; and was buried in the Cathedrall. (Arms : — ) * or on a fess vert a 
bull passant argent armed or ; impaling, sable a lyon rampant or.' The bull hath 
his tayle hit on his back on the outside with the end on the top.] 

Mar. 23, F., (Henry) Aldridge'' a Londoner father to Dr. Henry 
Aldridge, canon of Ch. Ch., died in Dr. Aldridge's lodgings in Ch. Ch. 
in the morning. In Obital book. 

Mar. 26, M., I gave 2s 6d to (White) Ivennet^ of Edmund Hall, 
through ]\Ir. (Andrew) AUam's hands. 

News letter dated Mar. 26, saith that Stephen Dugdale ^ one of 

* note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 148. 

^ Wood in tricking the arms gives 
these, and not the others. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 1 50. 

* Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 
513: Reliquiae Hearnianae, iii. 91. 

' White Kennet, B.A. S. Edm. PI. 2 

May 1682, M.A. 22 Jan. i68|. 

^ Wood 426 (21) is ' The information 
of Stephen Dugdale at the bar of the 
house of Commons, i Nov. 1680,' 
Lond. 1680: Wood 426 (27) is 'The 
further information of Stephen Dug- 
dale ... 30 Nov. 1680.' 


the witnesses concerning the popish plot, was lately dead. Sir John 
Berry also, a great commander at sea ; but doubtfull. ^ 

In this month (about the beginning of the yeare) died James Baron , 
B D., at London. Quaere Mr. (Thomas) Gilbert. 

Mar 27, T., lady Elizabeth Croke wife of Sir Richard Croke, 
knight,' recorder of Oxon, died of an apoplexy, circa horam quartara 
post meridiem. Daughter of Martin Wright, alderman of Oxon. 

fElizabeth Croke ^ the wife of Sir Richard Croke, knight, recorder of the citie 
of Oxford, daughter of Martin Wright, somtimes alderman and goldsmith of Oxon 
d ed aUie'r house of an apoplexie, behind All Saints church o-^^ 'he .7 Ma^ 
168, about 4 of the clock in the afternoon ; and was buned by her father in the 
han ell of S Martin's church.-Sir Richard Croke, knight, recorder of the cme of 
Oxon and Serjeant at Law, died at his house behind All Saints church a Irttle be- 
fore midnight, F., 14 Sept. ; and was buried in the church of Merston neare Oxon 
by hU fa her and riother on S., the 15 of Sept. l683.-They left rssue behmd 
S^em -Wright Croke, aged .5 or therabonts, lately of Lyncolne Col ege, now o 
hHnner Temple : he ives at Merston neare Oxford ; and, about the latter end of 
W. , 6 4 married his maid named . . . Croney daughter Croney of Ox- 

fo d chandler : afterwards (about T690) he sold part of hrs esta e there to Thomas 
R tney of Oxon,gent.-Charles Croke, lately Lyncoln Conege, now 

the Inner Temple; he lives at Fyfield in Berks (i692).-R chard Croke, elder 
broth" to Wright Croke, and of the Inner Temple also, died x, Jan. 167I, aged 16 , 
n^d wls buried in St. Martin's chancell by the grave of his grandfather Mart.n 
Wrilt -^ on Croke, counseller at law. father to Richard Croke before 
ninde seriant at law by Oliver Cromwell 21 June 1655' for the good 
r: Ws's^'m^; Taft:Lrds colonel) Unton Croke, did for Oliver in the west 

ga™ t 1 jihn I'enruddock, Hugh Grove, etc., and other caval^rs when they 

ose at Salisbury in March .6=* * : died at Marston neare Oxon 28 Januar. 167, 
aged n; and was buried in the chancell : he married Anne Hore daughter and heir 
of Richard Hore of Merston by Mary his wife.] 

March = 29, Thursday night, at the Crowne tavern between 10 and 

II at night, the great abuse given to pro-proctor (Arthur) Charlet 
by Math<ew) Morgan' of St. John's, . . . Bomick » LL.B. of the saxd 

College, (Ralph) Olive » of Alls. Coll. Complaints to the vice- 

T!,r„r, Ti D Maed C. IQ » ArthurCharlett,M.A.Trin.23Nov. 
. James Baron B.D^ Magd. C 9 ^^^^ p^„. 

May 1649. bee 00 ab. / ^^^.^^ p^„^j„_ 

2 note in Wood MS. f 4, p. i49- l""'-^ ' c ry. On t8 Anr 

, A f,„m 'ific^' When it Roger Altham of Ch. Ch. Un is Apr. 

stoofaTft, wood n^tdinl mar- 16^3 Charlett took office as Junior 

.Tin the risine of the cavaliers at Proctor. * c t ^ 

iarum was in March 165I : therfore ' Matthew Morgan, M.A. S. Jo. 9 

not made Serjeant upon that account^ July J 74- ^^^^ 3^^^.^,. 
When he changed it to 1055, vvoou -rpt To 11 

luck out the last clause of this note. Benjamin Bonwicke, B.C.L. S. Jo. 

. , 5 • A/rc: May 1081. 

MARCH, 1683. 


chancellour^ thereupon. A hearing 31 March, S., in his lodgings. 
He would have expelled them, but they desired him not. Whereupon 
each was to pay 2//. a peice for noctivagation and 2//. a piece for dis- 
turbance. At that time Bomick and Olive subscribed a recantation ; 
Morgan would not, because he had been pro-proctor for (Richard) 
Oliver 2 of St. John's. Another M(astc>r called . . . Aldworth^ 
(quaere) of Magd. Coll. ; but he being civill, was excused payment and 
recantation. IVIorgan was very high at the tavern, swore desperatly, 
would have beat him but hind red. The grudge from Morgan rose 
from him* and others of S. John's being taken at the Dolphin on 
IMunday night going before, March 26. 

IMarch 30, F., a hearing before the vicechancellor between pro- 
proctor (Arthur) Charlet of Trin. and I\Ir. (Matthew) IMorgan of 
St. John's, which last being some dayes before taken in the day time 
at the taverne by him, (h)e (the said Charlet) made him pay 40^- ac- 
cording to the statute. 

[Charls Osbaldeston «, a yonger son of vSir Littleton Osbaldeston of Chadlington 
ncare Woodstock in Oxfordshire, hart., died in Wadham College of which he was 
scholar, on F., the 30 of IMarch 1683 ; and was buried the next (day) in the 
chappcll there. (Arms : — ) * quarterly argent and sable, 4 leopards' heads counter- 

Mar. 30, F., (James Cecil) earl of Salisbury died — so the news. — Also in the 
said news letter dated 31 March, S., 'tis said that 4 mayors of the citie of Lyncoln 
have dyed in 8 months' time. Who having been severe against the Whiggs, they 
take it for a judgment upon them. 

Mar. 31, Sat., Charles, son of Sir Littleton Osbaldston, Bt., of 
Chadlington, scholar of Wadh. Coll., buried in Wadham Coll. Chapel '. 
A yonger son. Entrcd in the Obital book 

In^ the latter end of this month (i\Lirch) ale sold for 3^/ per quart 
in Oxon was prohibited by the vicechancellor. It began to be sold so 
atFoxcomb hill more than 10 yeares agoe ; afterwards at Rump hall; 
then it was sold in the city at so(me) and at last (at) most al-houses — 
so that 2d ale was worth little and 3^/a(le) brought^' to 2d. 

^ John Lloyd, Principal of Jesus Coll. 

2 Junior Proctor in 16S1. 

3 Charles Aldworth, M.A. Magd. C. 
4 Feb. i67f; but from the company it 
is more probably John Aldworth, B.A. 
S. Jo. 4 July 1672, M.A. All Souls 11 
Apr. 1676, or Richard Aldworth, M.A. 
All Souls n Feb.i66f , or Richard Aid- 
worth, B.C.L. S. Jo. 17 May 16S1. 

* MS. has * his,' by a slip. 

* this note is scored through, perhaps 
because inaccurate. 

* note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 150. 

^ Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh. p. 326 ; 
Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 612. 

^ i.e. Wood MS. F 4 ; see supra. 

^ the first sentence of this note is 
scored out, and a note added, 'False, 
not put downe.' 

'^^ i.e. made as weak as ^ 2d ale' had 


April. In the beginning of 1683 (William) Howell, LL.D. Cantab, 
and Chancellor of LyncolnS died. In Apr. 1683, so Dr. (Kenelm) 
Digby — entred in ' Catalogo LL.D.' 

Beginning of this month news was that Dr. Narcissus Marsh was 
made^'bishop in Ireland; that Mr. (Robert) Huntingdon was to suc- 
ceed him in Trin. Coll. 

News letter dated 7 Apr., S., three gentlewomen of Cambridge, in 
bachelor s and gentleman-commoner's gownes, broke windows there 
in the night time, abused women that they met; discovered, and ex- 
amined by the vice-chancellor ; but by mediation of friends taken up. 

II April', Wedn., after 9 at night came severall smart lads of the 
Green Ribband Club out of the Mag pie, and cried up ' a Monmouth ! ' 
with their hats waving over their heads, affronting and confronting 
scholars (knock'd downe 2 or 3 of them) that they met about Alls. 
Coll, and Font's- taverne. Some taken and imprison'd, the rest dis- 
persed. To appeare at the sessions following or to be put into the 
Crowne of&ce. Afterwards (Arthur) Charlet, the pro-proctor, walked 
to Carfax, took a townsman, [Atkins ' a writ server], had him to the 
Castle. The rout followed, and pelted stones. They layd wait for 
Charlet's comming out of the Castle. He therefore sends a letter to the 
vice-chancellor * to redeem him. He comes with men with him, armed, 
and set him at libertie.— These people were before the Mayor's dore 
and he took no notice of it. He was asleep.— A hearing before the 
King and Councell (so saith Muddiman's letter at Short's, 28 Apr., S.) 
who^ill leave them to justice and the due course of law.— Severall 
depositions taken in the University, against Midsomer sessions. 

In Muddiman's letter dated 5 May, S., tells us a story of the riot,~tliat 3 towns- 
men being in the Magpie alehouse, and as many yong scholars in a roome opposit 
to them, and in hearing and sight of each other, the townsmen began a health to 
the duke of Monmouth. The scholars they dranke a health to the duke of York. 
The townsmen drank another health to his confusion. The scholars departed. The 
townsmen followed; went up the High Street and cried ' a Monmouth! a Mon- 
mouth ! No York ! ' ; gathered company about them, knock downe one scholar 
they met (who was faine to run into a cutler's shop to save himself) against St. 
Marie's. Mr Sparks came to appease them, but could not ; so retired. Pro- 
proctor (Arthur) Charlet, being at Ch. Ch., went out to the multitude, then neare 
Carfax by the mayor's dore ((John) Townsend). Who seing Charlet with his 
company, Will. Atkyns, a writ server, the captaine of them, came up to them and 
cried 'Where is your mittimus?' Charlet laid hold on him and haled him to 

1 Hardy's le Neve makes Samuel t( ion) of this elsewhere.' See Luttrell 
Fuller chancellor of Lincoln from 1670 i. 255. 

- 3 substituted for ' a yong man. 

2 Wood notes I have a full rela- ' John Lloyd, principal of Jesus Coll. 

APRIL, 1683. 


prison, down to Bocardo. And it being dark, he took him away in the head of 
his company. But going not into Bocardo, went downe Thames Street to the 
Castle, and finding the ontward wicket shut, got it open. By this time the rout 
was come there (who staied awhile at Bocardo thinking he had been there). But 
a gent., by chance (one . . . Cossens) being about the Castle, kept of(f) the rout 
at the first wicket with his sword till the proctor got in to the second wicket with 
his prisoner. By that time the rout had got in the i wicket and threatned to knock 
Charlet on the head when he came out. But he sending to the vice-chancellor, he 
with Jesus College men came armed at i in the night, rescued him, and took some 
of the rout. I have a full accompt of this alibi. — The Jewry found this no riot at 
the assizes Sept. 4, 1683. 

{Allum) . . . Salisbury, gentleman commoner of Jesus College, 
was married in London on the nth, W., to Mr. Batemans eldest 
daughter living in St. Giles's parish Oxon. 

{Allum) Edward Drope, D.D. and senior fellow of I\Iagd. Colledge, 
died in the said Colledge about a quarter before eight of the clock in 
the morning on the 13th day (F.) of April. 

Apr. 13, Friday, Dr. Edward Drope, D.D. died at 7 in the morning. 
Buried in the Chapel before the screen, next to (John) Higden's 
stone ^ 

[Edward Drope 2, D.D., fellow of Magdalen College, died, F., 13 Apr. 1683, 
aged 84 or thereabouts, and was buried in the outer chappell of that College near 
(on the right hand) to the monument-stone of Dr. (John) Hygden. His sole exe- 
cutor wa5 Mary, wife of Robert a Wood of St. John's parish Oxon, gent., and 
daughter of his elder brother Mr. Thomas Drope, Bac. of Div. He was a yonger 
son of Thomas Drope, B.D., somtimes fellow of Magd. Coll., afterwards rector of 
Aynoe in Northamptonshire, but borne at Croft neare Burroug in L}-ncoln shire. 
(Arms 3 :— ) ' sable gutte . . .'] 

Apr. 15, Low Sunday, Mr. (John) Jenkyns ' of Jesus (College) 
repeated. [Nephew ^ to Sir Leolin.] 

Apr. 15, Su., news came by letters that Dr. John North, head of Trin. 
Coll. in Cambr. and prebendary of Westminster, was then lately dead 
at Cambridge. 

Apr. 18, W., Mr. (Roger) Altham discharged his place of proctor- 
ship, with a grave and learned speech, wherin he laid downe the 
defects of learning in the Universitie and spake smartly against the 
Masters for denying the benefaction of Dr. (Richard) Busby; the 

^ Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
PP- 332, 349- 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 150. 

^ Wood's note stops short ; the trick- 
ing in pencil is much faded and was 
perhaps never complete, but it shews a 
chief. Burke's General Armory gives 
the arms of Drope (of Huntingdon and 

London) as ' argent guttee de poix, on 
a chief gules a lion passant guardant of 
the first.' 

* John Jenkins, M.A. Jesus Coll. 5 
July 1680. 

the words in square brackets are 
scored out, probably as being in error. 


defects appeared in disputations and trite examination of the Masters, 
omitting Rhetorick which was the cheif matter ; the defect of speak- 
ing the Latin tongue. He said upon the townsmen's hindring the 
University night watch that ' the townsmen cosen us of our money in 
the day and will not (suffer) us to protect it in the night time.' 

[i8 Apr.\ W., new proctors :— Henry Gandy, Coll. Oriel, et Arthur 
Charlet, Coll. Univ.] 

Apr. 19, Th., news came that Mr. (John) Montag(u)e, brother to the earl of 
Sandwich (Edward Montague), of Trin. Coll., was chose Master of Trin Coll. ; 
<he) succeeded Dr. (John) Durell in the prebendship of Durham. And (that) 
Dr Edward Felling (was chosen) prebendary of Westminster. 

1683 Apr. 19, Th, news letter then dated tells that Elkanah Settle was turned 
Tory, that he intends to write a narrative to tell the world who gave him mony and 
encouraged him to write for the Whiggs. _ 

21 Apr S., died Richard Toogood, dean of Bristow : vide m vita ejus. Samuel 
Crossman'succeeded, vide Richard Toogood, vide Cat., vide Indices, vide papers 
of Dignitaries from Mr. (William) Fulman which lay on my box. 

Apr 24 or therabouts Dr. (Matthew) Smallwood, deane of Lychfield, somtimes 
of Br(asenose) Coll., died suddenly at or neare Lychfield, of an apoplectick fit. 

Vide P. 20. . _ . 

Apr 26 Th Dr. Mathew Smalwood, deane of Lichfield, died : vide vitam. 

News letter at Short's dated Apr. 26, Th., saith that Mr. . . . Pindar one of the 
six clerks in chancery will resigne by reason of age ; that Mr. Fleetwood Sheppard 
is to succeede.-Also that Sir Thomas Escourt, one of the Masters of Chancery, 
died 22 Apr., Saterday ; and was buried at St. Dunstan's in Fleet Street.-Also 
Sir Francis Withens (somtimes of St. John's, pupill to Dr. (William) Levmz as 
'tis said) was made judg 26 Apr. and put on his robes and took place Saterday, 
28 Apr. 

Apr. 28, S., pair of shoes of Bruckland. 

May.— May i, T., . . . wife of William Peacock, vicar of Comnor, 
died ; daughter of Dr. Henry Beesly, somtimes rector of Swerford in 
com.'oxon. (Arms :-) ' gules 3 bezants, on a cheife of the first a 
Won passant or.' 

May 3, Thursday at night, died William Whorwood of Clarkenwell, 
esq.; buried in Clarkenwell the i4(th) of the same month (M.), 
Robert his yonger brother executor. 

[Th., 3 May' 1683, 1 borrowed of proctor (Arthur) Charlet a book 
in quarto, MS., which he had of (Richard) Pierce the bedell; John 
Bell, superior bedell of Physic (1605-1638), seems to be the 

1 note in MS. Bodl. 594, P- i^S- It contained also an account of the 

^ note on a slip at p. 158 in Wood ceremonies of laymg the first stone of 
MS E 4 The chief contents of the Wadham College, and the first stone of 
MS. were lists of chancellors, vice-chan- the New (1618) Schools, 
cellors, pioctors etc. from 1505 to 1635. 

APRIL — MA F, 1683. 


[Francis Harding \ M.A., and physitian, of S.John's College, son 
of Thomas Hardyng of London, died at the Dolphin in IMagd. parish, 
F., 4 May 1683 ; buried in S. John's College chappell. An excellent 
poet. No escocheons made for him.] 

May 4, Friday, (Francis) Harding, a physitian, M.A., fellow of S. 
John's, an excellent poet, died at the Dolphin ; buried in the outer 
chapel at St. John's ^, 6th day at night. 

May 4, F., at night it rain'd and all the 5th, S. ; and so on the 6th, 
Su., was a flood — not much seen because the grass was high — but 
Port meed all over. 

News letter at Short's dated 5<th) day, S., tells us that Sam. Grossman, E.D. and 
preb. of Bristow, was chose deanc of Bristow in the place of Mr. (Richard) Too- 
good, B.D. and deane, lately deceased. Quaere. 

The same news also tells us that alderman (George) Dashwood (whome he calls 
a silkman) was buried with great solemnity May 4, F., [in ^ the buriall place by 
Bunhill fields], his body carried from Sadler's hall. 

May 6, Su., cl(ean) sheets. 

May 6, Su., Dr. (John) Lamph(ire) told me that Will. Whorwood 
of London was very lately dead. Died 3(rd) day at night. 

May 9, W., the commissioners granted the deanery of Lychfield to 
Dr. Laurence Addison, for his service at Tangier and losses by fier in 
Wilts. So the letter. Vide vitam (in the Ath.). 

May 9, W., James Bampton, LL. bac, fellow of New Coll., died at 
my brother's " house in ILilywell ; buried in New Coll. west cloyster ^ 
neare (Robert) Baynham's monument. Fasti, 1683. 

May 1 2, S., news letter that Sir Georg Jeffryes hath kis d the king's 
hand of' the lord cheif Justiceship, upon (Edmund) Saunders his 
getting a quietus est by reason of his indisposition of body. 

May 13, Su., letters came to the vicechancellor and bishop to give 
them notice that James, duke of York, would be with them Friday 

News letter, May 15, T., that Benjamin Whitchcote somtimes of King's Coll., 
master or provost, died a conformist in the week going before. (Edward) Stil- 
lingfleet or (John) Tillotson hath a funeral sermon on him. 

[17 May^ Holy Thursday, 1683, wee went in procession againe%- 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 150. 

2 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 568. 

^ added in pencil. 

* Christopher Wood's. 

" Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 224. 

* i.e. for. 

^ John Tillotson : 'Sermon at the 
funeral of Dr. Benjamin Whichcot ' on 
II Cor. V. 6; Lond. 1683, 4to. 

^ Wood's note in MS. Rawl. B402 a, 
p. 3- 

^ see supra^ p. 20. 



and Mr. (Richard) Knight, vice-principal of S. Alban s hall, shut the 
hall gate against the parishioners of S. Peter in the East \ Bread and 

May i8^ F., duke of York, his dutchess Maria Beatrice (or 
Josepha Maria), and the lady Anne his daughter, with their reti- 
new, entred Oxford.— May 22, T., left it.— My book* presented to 
the duke. 

[22 May•^ T., 1683, Convocation, these persons following were proposed to be 
created Doctors of Law, of the retinew of the duke of York then entertained in the 
University : — 

Henry Mordaunt, earl of Peterborough ; 

Wentworth Dillon, earl of Roscommon ^ ; 

James Butler, earl of Ossory ; 

*John Fitz-gerald, earl of Kildare and baron of Ophalia ; 
*Christopher Hatton, lord Hatton viscount Gretton ; 
Francis Newport, viscount Newport ; 

George Savile, lord Elin, eldest son of George Savile marquis of Halifax ; 
Robert Sutton, baron Lexington ; 
Charles lord Moray ; 

John lord Churchill of Aymouth in Scotland ^ ; 

* Hon. Heneage Finch eldest son of Heneage Finch earl of Winchelsey, 
' satellitii regii capitaneus et serenissimo duci e cubiculis ' ; 
*Robert Bulkley^ second son of Robert lord Bulkley^'' viscount Cassell ; 
*John Worden, bart., ' duci Ebor. a secretis.' 
Robert Worden, chiliarcha. 
Edward Bash, bart. 
*Thomas Cholmondeley, esq. 
*Sir John Conway, bart. 
*Hugh Grosvener, esq. 
Edward Russell, esq. 
Richard Bagett, major. 
Philip Darcy, esq. 
James Graham, esq. 
*John Egerton. esq.J 

[The ^1 entertainment of the duke of York, his dutchess, and his 
daughter the lady Ann, by the University of Oxon, 1683. 

^ see su^ra,-^. 15. ^ Wood notes: — 'afterwards earl of 

2 see note, p. 21. Marlborough.' 

2 see Luttrell, i. 259. ^ succeeded his nephew in 171 2 as 

* Historia et Antiquitafes Univ. fourth earl of Winchilsea. 

Oxon. Oxon. 1674. ' he was created D.C.L. not on T., 

5 Wood's note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 22 May, with the others, but on W., 
103. Wood notes, ibid. p. 105, that 23 May. 

several did not attend to be created. Robert Bulkeley, second viscount 

Those marked * in the list are the per- Bulkeley of Cashel in the peerage of 

sons actually created. Ireland. 

6 Wood notes :— ' the poet, quaere ; " this narrative is from Wood Mb. 
vide Almanac, Nov. 1689.' D. 19 (3), fol. 53. 

AfAV, 1683. 47 

May 13, Su., letters came to the bishop of Oxon^ and vice- 
chancellor ^ that the duke of York, his dutchess Maria Beatrice, and 
the lady Ann his daughter, would come to Oxon the Friday following, 
to give a visit to the University.— Preparations therefore were made 
by the respective societies, by the Orator, and noble men, to speake 
before him in the Theater. 

Friday, 18 May, about one in the afternoone were appointed by 
the vicechancellor in the Apoditerium a Master of every College and 
Hall to have procuratoriall power during the duke of York's being 
in Oxon.— About 4 in the afternoone (James Bertie) the earl of 
Abendon^, his brother (captain Charles Bertie), and Mr. J<ohn> 
Wickhamnhe High Sherriff, with more than 100 country gentlemen 
who had met him at the Cross Inn before dinner, went out of Oxon 
to meet the duke of York.— About 5 of the clock, Mr. (John) 
Townsend the mayor and his brethren and all the common counsell 
in their gownes, with two marchalls, 12 constables (all with their 
staves), the mayor('s) sergeants and mace-bearer (all with their 
insignia) went on foot from the Gild hall downe the High Street to 
the East gate ; where placing themselves within the said gate on the 
north side, waited for the duke's comming.— The earl of Abendon 
after he with his men had met the duke of York about Sandford (in 
his comming from Windsor) where they received him with a great 
shout (which was heard at Merton College), he return'd with two or 
3 of his men to the city, and alighting at the East gate, he stood with 
the mayor and his brethren to receive the duke. At which time and 
before, most of the rings of bells in the city and those belonging to 
Colleges rang for the duke's reception.— 77/^ Duke received at East 
Gate:—Miev the duke was entred within the East gate with great 
shouts and applauses, the earl of Abendon drew up to the coach, and 
told him that the mayor of Oxon and his brethren were there ready 
to wait on him. Wherupon the mayor and his brethren drew closer, 
made him a compliment, and presented to him in the name of the 
city a rich pair of gloves with golden fring (as the fashion then was), 
and to the dutches 12 pair of fine kid-leather, and lastly to the lady 
Anne (for they all sate in one coach) 12 pair also of the same, all 
valued (as they say) at 45/2'. and odd shiWrngs.— At S, Marie s 
Afterwards the duke and his company, viz., a coach of six before 

^ Dr. John Fell, who was also dean College, 
of Ch. Ch. 3 Loj.(^ Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. 

Dr. John Lloyd, principal of Jesus * John Wickham of Garsingdon. 


his, and two coaches of six after him, rode up the High Street to 
St. Marie's with his Hfe guard and country gentlemen after him; 
where being stopped at the first great gate that leads into the said 
church, the vicechancellor and Doctors in their scarlet and Masters m 
their formalities addressed themselves to him, and by their mouth 
((William) Wyatt the Orator) saluted him with a short Latin oration ; 
which being done, he directed himself to the dutchess, and comple- 
mented her with one in English. Both which being kindly received, 
and humd by the scholars, they rode to Carfax through a lane of 
bachelaurs and undergraduats.-^/ Carfax '-hX the conduit they 
were received by wind-musick of houtbois by the city musitians who 
stood on a gallery built on the east side of the conduit, who playd till 
they were out of hearing. All which time, and for about half an houre 
after, the conduit ran claret for about half an hour at two places. 
All which the vulgar sort and rabble received in cups and hats and 
drank the duke's health.-^/ Christ Church :-?Tom Carfax he rode 
to the great west gate of Ch. Ch. thro a rank of scholars also. Thence 
to the lodgings of Dr. John Fell, deane thereof and bishop of the 
diocess; where they all alighted between six and seaven of the clock, 
were received by the deane and canons in their formalities, and by 
them conducted up into the dining roome. Being settled there, the 
bishop introduced Donnugh Macarty the yong earl of Clancartie, 
aged 13, a cannon-commoner of Ch. Ch., who spake before the duke, 
dutchess, and lady Ann, and all the company, a copie of Enghsh 
verses Afterwards the earl of Abendon introduced severall gentle- 
men of the county to kiss his hand.-That night they supped at their 
owne charge (and dined also at their owne charg the next day) : at 
which time, and til midnight, were bonfiers flaming in severall parts 
of the city, of which that at Carfax made at the city charg was the 
cheife. There were also severall made by Colleges, and one at S. 
Marie's at the University charge. 

May 19, Saturday, about 9 or 10 the vicechancellor, with the 
Doctors in their scarlet, and proctors in their formalities, went to the 
deane's lodgings and congratulated their comming, kneeled downe, 
and kissed his hand. The lady Anne <was> at morning prayers at 
Ch.Ch., but the duke xiOt.— Received by the students of Christ Church :— 
About eleven of the clock they went to Ch. Ch. common hall and 
at the going up of the staires leading thereto, were received by a 
copie of English verses spoken by George Mann a yong student of 
that place, and when they were in the hall by an English speech 
spoken by William Graham, M.A. and student, brother to the lord 

MAY, 1683. 4^ 

Preston \ but much out. A/ Corpus Chrisii College:— Ymm thence 
they went on foot the back-way (to avoid onlie the throng) into the 
back-gate of C. C. C, so that the president and fellowes and others 
of that house who had waited a considerable time at their common- 
gate to receive him, retired to the cloister, where the duke being 
come, William Drake a yong Master and scholar of that house spoke 
a speech in Latin and English. After which was done, he veiwed the 
chappell, and going through their common gate, was conducted to 
Merton College; the 8 bells of which place had rang at least an 
houre before he came. A 1 31 er Ion College :--ihe subwarden, fellowes, 
and the rest of that college in their formalities, receiving him at the 
north dore of their outward chappell, Mr. John Conant fellow of that 
house spake a Latine speech to the duke and one in English to the 
dutchess and lady Anne. Which being done, they veiwed the c<h>oire, 
and thence going through every quadrangle went through the com- 
mon gate to Oriel Coll. Al 0/-/^/ :— where the provost, fellows and 
rest being readie to receive them in their formalities, the provost him- 
self (Dr. Robert Say) spoke an English speech, and then they saw the 
hall and chapel.— After which was done, they retired to Ch. Ch. to 
dinner in the deane's lodgings ; at which time (or before, when they 
saw the hall) they viewed the cathedrall. A/ler7wone : al Allsoules :— 
Between 3 and four of the clock in the afternoone they went in their 
coaches to Alls. Coll., where the warden and fellowes receiving them 
in their formalities, one of their number, named Leopold Finch, B.A., 
a yonger son to (Heneage Finch) earl of Winchelsey, spoke an 
English speech, well approved of. Afterwards they saw the chappell, 
and thence on foot went to Universitie College. Al Universilie Col- 
lege:— v^h^ve also the master and fellowes and other of that house 
being ready to receive them. Sir Thomas Gower bt. (son of Sir 
Edward Gower ^ of Stittenham in com. Ebor. bt.) fellow-commoner of 
that College spak an English speech, but miserably out in his delivery 
of it. Afterwards viewing the chappell, they took coach and went to 
the Physick Garden. Al Ihe Physick Garden :— where Dr. Robert 
Morison, the botanick professor, speaking an English speech also, 
was often out and made them laugh. This person, though a master 
in speaking and writing the Latin tongue, yet hath no command of 

^ Sir Richard Graham, created vis- 2 ^ gijp_ jr^ward Gower, son of the 
count Preston in the peerage of Scot- second baronet, Sir Thomas, died in his 
land in 1680. His brother William father's lifetime. Edward's son, this 
Graham was afterwards dean of Car- Thomas, was third baronet in succession 

to his grandfather. 



the English, as being much spoyled by his Scottish tone. At Mag- 
dalen C«&^.:-Thence they went to Magdalen College on foot; at 
the gate of which were the president, fellowes, and other members o 
that College readie to receive them. At their approach, the pres>den 
drew from the rest, and desired their Highnesses that hey might 
make their addresses to them by the mouth of that person looking on 
Dr <Tohn> Yonger. Which being willingly consented to, the sa,d 
Doctor spoke to them, especially to the dutchess, - Itahan speech 
(the dutchess being an Italian) excellently well. Which done the 
duke said "twas unusual' and lik'd it well: the dutches gave him 
thanks and made a bow to him. From the gate they went imo 
the chappell and view'd it, all which time Dr. B(en)amin> Roger 
the organist playd a voluntary on the organ: and thence though the 
cloyster into ihe water-walks. At Queens College :-From Magd Col . 
they went in their coach to Queen's Coll., where the provost fellows, 
and all the rest of that College being in their formalities they were 
by them received in the quadrangle between the gate and the chappell 
dore, and had a speech in Latin and a copie of English verses-made 
by h s tutour. Dr. John Mill-spoken to them by Theoba d Churchill 
B of A. of that college, son of Sir Winston Churchill and yonger 
brother to <John> Churchill lately created^ a Scotch baron (of 
Aymouth) b his majestic. After it was done they went into the 
chappell and viewd it; and at their --->"S °f > they, on thei 
desire were presented with the College home full of drmk by he 
p'vost athis'dorejoyningtothatofthe chappell. Of which havmg 
all dranke, they went into the hall and viewed the pictures of Kmg 
Charles I and his queen, of King Charles II and his queen, all painted 
in the glass windowes. At New College -.^Yrom Queens College 
gate where they took coach, they went into the back °f New 
College, where alighting in the quadrangle, were received by the 
fellowes of that house in their formalities and had a good Eng ish 
speech delivered to them by (William) Musgrave, bachelor of law 
and student in physick. Which done they went into the chappell 
viewd it, and were entertained with a pleasant voluntary from the inost 
stately organ there. At Wadham College :-Thence in their coach to 
Wadham College, where the fellows being ready at and withm their 
■ gate in their formalities, were entertained with an English speech 
spoken by Thomas Lidgould, M. of A. and junior fellow. Afterwards 

''J^^2':^S^ZZC^:Z,, Jan. o. Feb. i68,.' 

MA V, less. 51 

viewing the chappell, they went on foot into the back way of S. John's 
College. A/ S.John's College:— ^htre, in the company of the pre- 
sident, fellows, and others of that College, who stood in the grove 
neare the entry into their newest quadrangle, were saluted with a 
Latin speech excellently well spoken by Mr. William de Laune, fellow. 
Which being done, John Stawell, a yong noble man, son to Ralph, 
lord Stawell, a late created baron 1, spoke a copie of English verses^ 
made by (Ambrose) Bonwick, B.D. and fellow, his tutour. Afterwards 
they went into the library, and viewed the rarities there. Thence into 
the chappell and viewed the hangings at the altar (but no organ played, 
which was an oversight); and thence to the College gate: where the 
coaches standing ready to receive them they went about 6 of the clock 
in the evening to Cornbury to the house of Henry (Hyde) earl of 
Clarendon there, where they continued till Munday following. 

May 21, Munday, the duke, dutchess, lady Anne, and^ all their 
retinew (except some that were left behind on Saturday), returnd to 
Oxon about one of the clock, accompanied with 10 or 12 coaches, 
went to Ch. Ch., and there dined. About which time were pro- 
grammaes stuck up in all publick places to give directions to the 
juniours how to carry and behave themselves at the Theater and 
elswhere during the entertainment of the duke, dutchess, and lady 
Anne.— ^/ ihe public Library :— About 4 or 5 of the clock in the 
afternoone the duke, dutchess, and lady Ann, with their retinew, went 
from Ch. Ch. to the Schooles, which they viewed, with the statue of 
Kmg James ; then went up to the public library, where being received 
at the entrie into it by Dr. Thomas Hyde the cheif keeper, with a 
speech, had all the rarities of that place shewd to them, in the presence 
of the vice-chancellor and severall Doctors in their scarlet. At the 
Divinity Thence to the Divinity Schoole, which being viewed, 

especially the roof, they went out of the north dore to the Theater.' 
At the Theater :— which, being all full except the area, they entred and 
viewed, the organ in the meane time playing. Afterwards they 
ascended the steps to the place of state (purposely for that time made 
m the middle of the semi-circle, where the vice-chancellor use to sit), 
covered with rich wrought cloth and cushions, having a velvet cloth 
nailed to the posts behind them. In the middle of this bench sate the 
duke, the dutchess on his right hand, and the lady Ann on his left, 
with the vicechancellor standing on the left hand of the lady Ann. 

^ Wood notes 'of Avery in Wilts, co. Som. ; he died in 1689, and was 
quaere. Ralph Stawel was on 15 Jan. succeeded by this John Stawel, his 
if)b^ created baron Stawel of Somerton, eldest son, who died 1692. 

E 2 


When the company was setled, the Orator, commanded by the vice- 
chancellor who stood neare him, spake a speech in Latine and 
another in English >. After he had done, one of Trinity College in 
the senior proctor's seat, named Philipp Bertie, a yonger son of Robert 
earl of Lindsie, made three low bowes, viz. one to the duke, another to 
the dutches, and a third to the lady Ann. After which ceremony, he 
spake to them a copie of English verses. After he had fimshed with 
applause. Sir Thomas Trollop of the said college, baronet bowmg 
also as the former, spake another copie (both written by (Thomas) 
Creech B. of A. of Wadham College). Which being done and hum d 
twice or thrice as Bertie's was, the said Mr. Bertie concluded with 
seaven fine neat verses directed to the lady Anne. (These verses and 
pastoral are printed in ' £xamen poe/icum : the third part of Mis- 
cellany Poems.') After him William (Savile), son of Georg duke of 
Halyfax, a canon-commoner of Ch. Ch. presented himself in the 
senior proctor's seat, and after 3 bowes spake a copie of Enghsh 
verses, alternately answer'd four times by George Cholmondly of Ch. 
Ch brother to the lord Cholmondely ^ till at length they winded them- 
selves into a delicat and smooth pastorall (composed by Dr. Henry 
Aldridge and Mr. James Allestry of Ch. Ch.-see <in the Alhenae} 
amon? Ch. Ch. writers in James Allestry, William Savile, Georg 
Cholmondely), in the middle of which they bespoke the musitians to 
play from their gallery, which was accordingly done verie melodiously. 
Afterwards they proceeded and having continued some time m speak- 
ing alternately, the vocall musick from the said gallery dropt in to the 
great delight of the auditory. After the musick had done, a conclu- 
sion was made by disticks spoken by each of them, followed by 
reiterated humms and applause. A( Askmole's musaeum :-After- 
wards the duke, dutchess, lady Ann and their retinue went thence (the 
organ playing while they departed) to Ashmole's Musaeum, where 
after they had heard an English speech spoken by Dr. (Robert) Plot 
the curator, in the second upper roome, they were entertained first 
with the rarities in the upper room, and afterwards with a sumptuous 
banquet there (it cost SoA'- or 6off.) at the charge of the Umversitie. 
Then they went downe to the laboratory, where the<y) saw some 
experiments to their great satisfaction. At Exeier College -.-hXitx 
they had continued there neare an houre, they went on foot mto 
Exeter College back-gate which joyns on the west side to the said 

' a line is here blotted out, which speeches, 
seems to have expressed a very decided J Hugh Cholmondeky, .nd viscount 
opinion as to the badness of the orator's Cholmondeley of Kclls. 

AfAV, 1683. 53 

musaeum, where, in the quadrangle, they were received with an 
Enghsh speech by Dr. (Arthur) Bury the rector, with his fellowes 
and the rest of the societie in their formahties by him ; afterwards 
seing their chappell, where the duke complained that the communion 
table stood contrary to the canon (viz. east and west). Jesus Col- 
lege :— They went to Jesus College conducted by the vicechancellor 
(head of that house), where the societie being all present in their for- 
malities, Mr. William Lloyd one of the fellows (the same that spoke 
the musick speech on Act Saturday 1682) spoke a copie of English 
verses. Which ended they went and veiwed (through the lower end 
of the hall) Sir Leolin Jenkins' new buildings. At Lyncoln College :— 
Then they took coach and went to Lyncoln College, where the rector, 
fellows and rest of the societie being in their formalities, the rector 
(Dr. Thomas Marshall) spoke a Latin and English speech. After 
that they saw the chappell, which they liked well. At Brasnose Col- 
lege :— Thence in their coach, through Brasnose lane, they went to 
Brasnose College, where the societie being in their formalities, ]\Ir. 
John Blackburne, B.D. and vice-principal, spake a Latin speech, which 
was . . .1 and ill-spoken. That being done, Edmund Entwisle, a 
junior master and fellow, spake one in English much better. Then 
through the cloister they saw the chappell. At Trinity College-.— 
Afterwards taking coach at the cloister dore, they went through the 
lane by S. Marie's church-yard into Cat Street and thence into the 
backway (through the grove) to Trinity College ; where at the entrance 
into the new quadrangle, Mr. Gilbert Budgell, M.A. and fellow, spake 
an English speech, with the society in their formalities the (president 
being absent) by him, ... ^ bad and ill-spoken. After it was done, 
James Newton, fellow-commoner of that house, spoke a copie of 
English verses, made by Josias How, senior fellow, which were liked. 
At Balliol College:— the duke and dutchess with the lady Ann 
and their retinew passing through the old quadrangle and Trinity 
College lane ^ went on foot to Balliol College, where the master and 
societie being in their formalities in the quadrangle by the gate, the 
master (Mr. (John) Venn) spake an English speech. After which, 
Peter Lancaster, a student of the Civill Law, read * a copie of English 
verses (for they had not time enough given to prepare). Which done 

^ this criticism is blotted out, two 
words of it cannot be made out. 

^ as before, part of Wood's strictures 
is illegible, being blotted out. 

' the passage which led to Broad 

Street from the College gate. 

' read,' not having committed to 
memory so as to ' speak ' them, for the 
reason given. 


they saw the chappell, which they Hked well.— Then they took 
coach (which came out of Trinity College grove) about half an houre 
past seaven, and rode through the North Street ^ to Ch. Ch.— All Col- 
leges visited except Pembroke, who had no chappell. 

May 2 2, Tuesday, a Convocation of Drs. and Mrs. was celebrated 
at eight in the morning, where were these following Fasti) created 
Doctors of the Civill Law, viz. i, John Fitz-gerald earl of Kildare ; 
2, Christopher lord Hatton, governour of Garnsey; 3, (John Wor- 
den>, kt.,the duke's secretary; 4, (Heneage Finch) son of the earl of 
Winchelsea, who hath some place under the duke ; 5, Sir John Con- 
way ; 6, Sir Thomas Egerton; V, (Thomas) Cholmondily, esq.; 
8, (Hugh Grosvener, esq.). Note that James (Butler) earl of Ossory ; 
(Henry Mordant) earl of Peterborough ; (James) Graham, esq. ; 
and a captaine or two, were read in the paper to be created LL.Dres., 
but did not then appeare, neither the lord Churchill— From the 
Convocation the vicechancellor, Drs. and proctors went m their 
formalities to take their leave of their highnesses atCh. Ch.; the duke 
in a civill complement gave them many thanks and said^ . . . After- 
wards the vice-chancellor in the name of the University presented to 
the duke the latin ' Historic and Antiquities of the University of Oxon ' 
(penned by the writer of this relation) with cuts ^ ; and to the dutchess 
the cuts of the schooles and colleges performed by the happy hand of 
David Loggan the University engraver, with Dr. Robei;t Plot's 
'Naturall History of Oxfordshire'; and lastly, to the lady Anne, 
a fair English bible, all richly bound and gilt.-At 10 in the morn- 
ing they left Oxon, went to Ricot to dine with the lord Norrys earl of 
Abendon (who entertained them and their retinew, all countrie gentle- 
men and scholars that came, with a most noble and splendid diner).— 
And thence to Windsore, from whence they came.] 

\_Musaeum AsJimoHanum^, Oxon. 
A larg and stately pile of stone squared, built at the charg of the Universitie, 
who found such a building necessary in order to the promoting and carrying on 
with greater ease and success severall parts of usefull and curious learning, for 

^ i. e. Cornmarket Street. shews that the book so described was 

^ three lines left blank, Wood waiting the Hist et AnUq.^M^ f'^t'^Zel 

to learn the substance of what the duke Loggan's Oxoma Ilhestrata either inter- 

. leaved or bound at the end. 

'"3 'wood several times mentions his * this acconnt is from Wood MS. F jr, 

' HisT et Antiq. ^ith cuts ' as presented fol. 141. Wood refers m the margm 

to d iingSshed visitovs. A comparison to ' Angliae NotiUa (Chamberlame s>, 

of the text here with the Fasti for 1683 Lond. .687, part 2, pp. .81, 229, etc. 
(among the creations of Doctors of Law) 

A/AV, 1683. 


which it is so well contrived and designed.— It bordures upon the west end of the 
Theater, having a very magnificent portall on that side, sustained by pillars of the 
Corinthian order with several curious frizes and other artificial embellishments. 
The front (about 60 feet) is to the street northward, where is this inscription over 
the entrance in gold characters : — 


The first foundation was laid 14 Apr. 1679 and it was happily finished on the 
20 March i68f, at which time a rich and noble collection of curiosities was pre- 
sented to the University by that excellent and public-spirited gentleman, Elias 
Ashraole, esq., a person so well knowne to the world that he needs no farther 
eloghwi in this short narrative, and the same day there deposited, and afterwards 
digested and put into a just series and order by the great care and diligence of the 
learned Robert Plot, LL.D., who at the worthy donor's request is entrusted with the 
custody of the Musaeum.— ]jy the beginning of May following the rarities were 
all fixed in their distinct cabinets and places and the roome furnished in every part 
of it : but it was not opcnd publicly till after 21 day of that month, on which day 
their royall highnesses the duke and duchess of York and the princess Ann, with a 
great number of earles and lords and other persons of quality who either accom- 
panied their royall highnesses to Oxon or came to pay their devotions to them and 
shew the greatness and sincerity of their zeal to the royal family, were first enter- 
tain'd in it, and at the entrance were received with a set speech by Dr. Plot ; the 
vicechancellor 1, bishop of Oxford ^ the Doctors of all faculties and both the 
proctors attending in their formalities. Which being ended they proceeded to 
take a particular view of the chiefest curiosities, and afterwards were pleased 
to accejDt of a banquet prepared for them at the charg of the University. 

Take this brief description of this building :— It consists of 10 roomes, whereof 
the three principal and largest are public, being each in length about 56 feet nnd 
in breadth 25. The uppermost is properly the Alicsaeiim Ashmoleanum, where 
an inferior officer alwaies attends to show the rarities to strangers.— The middle 
roome is the School of Natural Historic, where the professor of chymistry, who is 
at present Dr. Robert Plot, reads three times a week, on Mundays, Wednesdayes 
and Fridayes, during the term of the chymical course (which continues an entire 
month), concerning all natural bodies relating to and made use of in chymicall 
preparations, particularly as to the countries and places where they are produced 
and found, their natures, their qualities and virtues, their effects, by what marks 
and characteristicks they are distinguished one from another, natural from artifi- 
cial, true from sophisticated, w-ith their several mixtures and preparations in trials 
and experiments, with the entire process of that noble art, verie necessary to the 
cure of diseases when carefully managed by learned and skilfull persons.— The 
lower room, a cellar to which there is a descent by a double pair of staires, is the 
Laboratory, perchance one of the most beautiful and useful in the world, furnished 
with all sorts of furnaces and all other necessary materials in order to use and 
practice, which part is with very great satisfaction performed by Mr. Christopher 
White, the skilfull and industrious operator of the University, who, by the direction 
of the professor, shows all sorts of experiments chiefly relating to that course, ac- 
cording to the limitation established by the order of the vicechancellor. 

Neare adjoyning to the laboratory are two fair roomes, whereof one is designed 
for a chymical librarie, to which several books of that argument have been already 

^ John Lloyd, principal of Jesus ^ jjenry Gandy, Oriel, and Arthur 
College. John Fell. Charlett, Trin. 


presented.— The other is made use of as a store roome for chymical preparations, 
where such as stand in need of them are furnished at easie rates, the designe of this 
building being not onlie to advance the studies of true and real philosophic but 
also to conduce to the uses of life and the improvement of medicine.— Neare the 
Musaeum^ is a handsome roome fitted for a Library of Natural History and 

Philosophy. j j- r ^v. 

The other remaining chambers are the lodging chamber and studies ot the 
keeper of the Musaeum, whereof one which is most convenient is sometimes 
employed and made use of for private courses of anatomy. 

Accessions are continually made to the musaeum by several worthy persons, as 
Dr. Robert Huntingdon, who hath given hieroglyphicks and other Egyptian 
antiquities; Mr. Aaron Goodyear, to whose generous favour they owe there an 
intire mummy; and the learned Martin Lister [Lyster], Dr. of Phys., who has 
presented the University with a larg cabinet of natural rarities of his owne collec- 
tion and of several Romane antiquities, as altars, medalls, lamps, etc. found here in 
England. So that it is justly believed that, in few yeares, it will be one of the 
most famous repositories in Europe.] 

May 23, W., yeomen bedells went to severall colleges and halls to 
give notice to all Doctors and Masters that the Musaeum Ashmole- 
anum would be open the next day. 

May 24, Thursday, those Doctors and Masters that pleased retir'd 
to the Musaeum (which is the upper room), where they veiwed from one 
till 5 of the clock what they pleased. Many that are delighted with 
new phil<osophy> are taken with them ; but some, for the old, look 
upon them as ba<u>bles. Ch. Ch. men not there. Math<ew> Mor- 
gan his pref(ace), quaere. 

May 25, F., King Charles II's statue set up in the Exchang. 
All this month of May fell very much wet ^ and by the 3 of June 
(Su.) it came up to the roots of the grass. The 3<rd> and 4<th> it 
held up and caused the waters to sink a handfull, but on the 4th (M.) 
at night it rain d and all the 5th (T.). And so on the 6th (W.) was a 
flood, not much seen because the grass high, but Portmeed all over. 
June.— June 3, Su., cl<ean) she<ets>. 

June 4, M., received of Mris. Burnhammy loo/z'. which <s)he had 
at use from 1670. Received then 3/?*. interest from 4 Dec. (1682) to 
4 June 1683. ^ ^ 

June 4, M., received of monsier for half an year s mterest ot 

50 pound, viz. from 22 Nov. (1682) to 22 May (1683). 

June 4, M., a Convocation in the afternoon wherin were letters read 
for the taking of degrees, and Th(omas> White, chaplain to the lady 
Ann, a Cambr. man, was diplomated^ D.D.— Letters also were read 

1 Wood amends this in the margin, ^ the diploma was dated W., 6 June ; 
by adding ' under the same roof.' MS. Bodl. 594, P- io5- 

2 see Luttrell i. 260. 

MAY— JUNE, 1683. 


from Mr. E(lias) Ashmole\ whereby he gives all his rarities to the 
Universities notwithstanding he had been courted by others to 
bestow them elswhere, and that others had offered great sums for 
them. Wherupon Mr. <John> James, the Deputy-Orator, read a 
letter of thanks in the Universitie name, which was consented to, to be 
sent to him, in Latin ^ 

June 13, W., report that Dr. (John) Durell, dean of Windsore, was 
dead. Died 8 June, Th. 

The same day, June 13, W., ... the son of prince Adolphus, 
uncle to the king of Sweedland, came to Oxford accompanied with 
Sir Charles Cotterell, M(aste>r of the Ceremonies. June 14, Th., 
entred a Can<on)-Com(moner) of Ch. Ch. Fasti, 1683. 

June 13, W., Adol])hus Johannes, comes palatinus Rheni et dux 
Bavariae, act. 20 or therabouts, (son to Prince Adolphus uncle to the 
present king of Sweedland) came to Oxon in the company of Sir 
Charles Cotterel (Mr. of the Ceremonies) and others ; laid at Ch. Ch. 
in the bishop's lodgings. Saw the colleges the next morning in 
3 coaches for him and his retinew, borrowed of 3 heads of houses ; 
dind at the bishop's; and in the afternoon saw the Theater, and 
thence to the Convocation about 4 in the afternoon, where he and six 
of his retinew were created LL. Dres. The duke was presented by 
Mr. (John) James of Ch. Ch., Deputy Orator, with a complementall 
speech : the rest also were presented by him. The duke, after he was 
presented, took his place on the right of the vicechancellor ; the rest, 
after presentation, on the left.— This person, they, and his uncle, 
came to break off the match between (P)r(ince) Georg and the lady 

June 13, W., at night letters told us that the charter of London was 
forfeited to the king^ (James Bertie) earl of Abendon heard of it at 
dinner, and caused a bonfier at Thame to be made for joy. 

June 14, Th., Mr. S(amuel) Clerk's daughter dancing in the Miter 
Inn with Br(asenose) men in boy's apparell: seised on next morning 
in her bed by proctor (Arthur) Charlet. 

[June 5 14, 1683. (i) Serenissimus princeps Adolphus Johannes, comes Pala- 

^ 'dated at South Lambeth, S., 26 under date 18 June 1683. 
May ' ; MS. Bodl. 594, p. 105. 5 ^^at part of this slip (inserted in the 

* which were somtimes Mr. Tredes- Almanac for May) which is here enclosed 

cant s ' ; ibid. in square brackets is not in Wood's hand. 

^ ^ ' beginning thus :— Clarissime orna- It bears date ' Maii 22,' but Wood has 

tissimeque vir, si iniquo hoc Academiis altered the date to ' June 13 ' and then 

tempore ' ; ibid. to ' June 14.' 
* see Luttrell i. 261 ; Evelyn's Diary 


tinus ad Rhemim, dux Bavariae, etc. <2 et 3> Domimis Rudolph, Dominus Otto, 
comites et nobiliores domini in Lippia. <4> Dominus Fredericus Harder, nobilis 
Germanus. <5> Dominus Andreas Fleman, suae Serenitatis Secretarms,— ad 
gradum Doctoris in Jure Civili. <6) Dominus Laurentius Cronnig, praeceptor 
serenissimi Principis Palatini, ad gradum Doctoris in Medicina.] These were 
then, viz. June 14 S created Doctors of the Civil Law in Convocation and one Dr. 

""^Tjtne, Friday, one Mr. . . . Keeling ^ anabaptist, went to Sir Reynold Foster 
a justice of peace, and would have deposed before him that there was a dangerous 
plot ' in hand to take away the King's life (and) the duke of York. Whereupon 
he had him to Sir Leoline Jenkyns, and being examined said that there M^as a 
designe to take away the King's life and the duke of York^ and set up the duke 
of Monmouth ; and confess'd severall. Tuesday night following the Kmg and his 
councell sate late (at Windsore) and issued out ti warrants, one for Georg^ West 
of the Inner Temple (taken, and in his papers are matters of dangerous conse- 
quence), (Richard) Nelthorp of Grey's Inn (fled), (Richard) Goodenough imder- 
sheriff of Middlesex (fled). Major Rumley « (taken, committed to Newgate, con- 
fesses that there was a designe to kill the King and duke of York at Newmarket- 
but a fier falling out there, they returned and prevented the same,-to set up the 
duke of Monmouth, raise 40,000 men, seize on the Tower, Whitehall, Wmdsor 
Castle etc ) 

Dr. '(Thomas) Sprat in his History^ of the Whiggish Plot p. 18 saith that 
(Josias) Keeling made his first discovery, 12 June, T. ^ , r 

' Medullar Historiae Anglicanae' p. 477 :-Josiah Keeling, citizen and salter ot 
I ondon a man whome perverse principles as to religion and government had trans- 
ported into horrid undertakings,-for he was one that assisted at the saucy arrest- 
ing of Sir William Pritchard lord Mayor of London, and was also to have been 
one of the 40 assasianates who with (William) Rumbold^ and (Thomas) Walcot 
were to have murdered the king and duke at Rye house-this man I say havmg 
for some time laboured under great disquiet of mind and the lashes of a tormentmg 

1 changed from ' June 13,' which was 
changed from ' May 22.' 

2 'Keeling, anabaptist' substituted 
for ' Lee.' Josiah Keeling in Wood 

428 A (53). 

3 there is a collection of pamphlets 
concerning this plot in Wood 428 A. 
Wood 428 A (6) is ' A narrative of the 
phanatical plot ' by John Zeale, Lond. 

1683. Wood 428 A (31) is 'The his- 
tory of the Whiggish plot' by John 
Turner of Chr. Coll. Cambr., Lond. 

1684. Wood 428 A (33) is ' Copies of 
the informations and original papers 
relating to the proof of the conspiracy,' 
Lond. 1685. 

* see Luttrell i. 262, 264; Evelyn's 
Diary under date 28 June 1683. 

5 ' Robert West' in Luttrell. 'Robert 
West of Magd. Coll.' in W ood 428 A 

6 ' col. John Rumsey ' in Luttrell. 
' John Romzey ' in Wood 428 A (53). 

^ ' A true account and declaration of 
the conspiracy against the late King,' 
Lond. 1685 ; price 7^ : Wood 428 A, 
no. 32, where Wood notes that 'this 
was published about a fortnight before 
the duke of Monmouth with his rebells 
landed at Lyme— he landed 11 June 

« by Dr. William Howell ; Lond. 
1687 ; Wood 601. 

9 Wood notes in 428 A (18) ' William 
Rumbold was committed prisoner to 
the Tower for high treason against 
Oliver Cromwell about 28 May 1655, 
being one of the plot then lately dis- 
covered (different from that at Salisbury 
in March going before)— he was then a 

JUNE^ 1683. 


conscience for being concem'd in the heynous guilt of this damnable conspiracy, on 
the 12 June 1683 appeared voluntarily before Sir Lionel Jenkyns, principal secre- 
tary of state ; and there made open confession of the whole matter and swore to 
his depositions. But the horridness of the treason making the king and consell 
for some time suspend their belief and acting till the truth was confirmed by John 
Keeling the brother of the first discoverer, it gave opportunity to many of the con- 
spirators to make their escape and save themselves beyond the seas. 

June 19, T., news that Capell Wiseman, somtimes fellow of Allsouls, was from 
being made deane of Raphoe, bishop of Drummore. Quaere Mr. (John) Digby. 
In the place of Dr. (Edward) Jones ^ quaere. Dugdale, Cat(alogus) Hi- 

June 19, T., Lord Chief Justice Edmund Saunders died. I have 
his printed clegic. 

[W., 20 June ^ 1683, Congregation ; Servington Savery, M.A. Hart 
Hall, about to lake his Bac. of Phys. degree, read this apology : — 

' Wheras I Servington Savery of Hart Hall have in my discourse 
spoke contumeliously of several Masters of this University and in par- 
ticular those of Ch. Ch., I make this public recantation and humbly 
beg their pardon.'] 

June 23, S., laundress' quarteridge ^s. 

June 23, S., Convocation for a dispensation to translate the musick 
reader to the theatre, because a Ch. Ch. man. 

June 24, Su., (Midsummer day), post changed his stage from 
Abendon to the Beare in Oxford. [This " lasted not long. This 
continued but one yeare.] 

June 25, M., lord Norrys"', Sir Charles Doyly, . . . Pudsey of 
Elsfeild came into towne about 7 at night. At 8 they with constables 
searched alderman (William) Wright's house (and) King the 
glover('s) (anabaptist) for armes''. The next morning they spent in 

June 27, W., Cornelius a Tilbury, a German mountibank, began to 
shew at Queen's College corner. 

27 June, W., news that Dr. (Richard) Sterne, archbishop of York, was dead; 
that bishop ... is to succeede ; that Dr. (Simon) Patrick (is) to succeede bishop 
Dolben ; that Dr. (Thomas) Sprat (is) to be deane of Westminster. 

^ Wiseman succeeded Essex Digby in 
the bishopric of Dromore. Edward 
Jones (bishop of Cloyne, where he was 
succeeded by William Palliser) had 
recently been translated to St. Asaph. 

^ this sentence is almost faded away. 
Wood 429 (38) ' An elegy on the death 
of Sir Edmund Saunders, late Lord 
Chief Justice/ Lond. 1683. 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 92. 

* the sentences in square brackets are 
later jottings. 

^ Montague Bertie, eldest son of James 
Bertie earl of Abingdon. 

^ see Luttrell i. 263. 
the name is omitted. From what 
follows it is clear that it is John Dolben 
who is intended. 



July —July 4, W., a calf with a face like a man was publickly 
seen at the Golden Lyon in Northgate Street. Calved at Yarnton, 
2 July (M.). 

Upon the breaking out of this presbyterian plot our Academicall 
whigs were run downe, viz. old (Thomas) Gilbert; G<eorge> 
Reynell of C. C. C.; <Henry> Hill of C. C. C. ; Dr. Joseph Tayler 
of S. Johns; (James) Parkinson of Lync. Coll.; . . . Duncomb \ 
a drunken M.A. of St. Marie Hall, a scandall to his profession— all 
jeered by the Terrae filii. 

(Wood 276 A, no. CCCCII, is the programme of the Encaenia, F., 
6 July 1683. Wood 276 A, no. CCCXCI, is the paper of orders 
about seats in the Theatre at the Act, in which Wood notes, ' This 
paper was stuck up in all publick places on Munday, 21 May, 1683.') 
Musick lecturer this Act, Sat., 7 July, was . . . Langford ^ of Ch. 
Ch. (Job or Emanuel) who spoke in the Theater with a great auditory. 
{Terrae filn) Thomas Brooks, of Magd. Hall, a fat fellow, on Satur- 
day, optime; Michael Smith, of Oriel, Wilts ^ on Munday (9 July). 
{Preachers) Dr. (William) Turner* of Trin. in the morning at St. 
Maries on Sunday (8 July); Dr. (Henry) Maurice^ of Jes. in the 

[July 10, T., 1683, Edward Eedes \ M. of A., chaplayne of Corp. 
Xti Coll. and curat of S. Michael's church, was buried in the north 
cloyster of the said College. He died the day before, being July 9, 
Act Munday.] 

July 12, Th., news that (Edward) Rainbow, bishop of Carlile, was 
dead. False. 

July 14, S., (news) that (Arthur Capel) earl of Essex ^ lately clapt up in the 
Tower for being in the crop-ear'd plot, had cut his owne throat. He cut his throat 

* ? William Buncombe. 

2 Emanuel Langford, M.A. 30 June 

2 the county of his birth. 

* William Turner, D.D. Trin. 2 July 

5 Henry Maurice, D.D. Jesus Coll. 5 

July 1683. 

6 note in Wood MS. E 33. 

7 see Luttrell i. 269 ; Evelyn's Diary 
under date 13 1683. Wood 428 
A (i) is 'An account how the earl of 
Essex killed himself in the Tower 13 
July 1683,' Lond. 1683. Wood 428 
A (,2) is *An elegie on the earle of 

Essex,' Lond. 1683. In Wood MS. D 
18 is a transcript of an account of the 
countess sending after the Revolution 
for the duke and duchess of Beaufort, 
the earls of Bedford, Rochester, and 
Devon, and Gilbert Burnet (bishop of 
Sarum) and declaring to them how her 
husband certainly died by his own hand. 
At the end of it Wood writes : — ' A 
note added under Mr, Arthur Charlet's 
hand :— The countess farther acquainted 
the company that the earl took his leave 
very solemnly of her and several other 
relations ; sent for his steward, requiring 
him to account for all dues, " he being 

JULY, 1683. 


the day before upon sight of the King out of his window (who came there oc- 
casionally to see the ordinance) supposing that he came to examine him himself. 
He cut his throat with a razer. 

July 14, judge (Sir Thomas) Raymond died. 

July 14, Dr. (John) Dolben, bishop of Roff., kis'd the King's hand for the 
archbishopric of York. 

July^ 1683 : A. a. D. Meft me and went to W., July 16, Thursd. 
E. a. D. then came to 0(xford>. July 28 (Sat.) news that A. a. D. 
fell sick of smal-pox, Wedn. before (July 25). July 30, Munday, up 
the water with E. D. and Mris. Del., 3^- 7^, at Binsey and jMedley. 
Oct. II, Thursd., E. \ D. fell sick of the sm(all) pox at Ox(ford). 
Oct. 25, Thursd., I visited h — P on the B. and R. h. " but chidden 
for ventring my health and life. Oct. 27 (Sat.) Bot. of Ch. repulsed 
by F.« Nov. 2, Frid., repuls(ed> by coz(en> B. ^ with a lye that 
sh<e>^ was sleep(ing>. Dec. 16, Sunday, E. a D. was unkind, sh. 
scorne and pride now come into the city ^ From 25 Oct. I discern'd 
a decay of love and sh(e) gr(ew) worse and worse. I waited for a 
returne but found none, so at the Conversion of Paul Jan. 25 (i68f ) 
I left her. 

[16 July ^ M., 1683, at a meeting of the heads of houses, 'tis ordered 
by the vicechancellor and this bord that (William Jane) the regius 
professor in Divinity, be desired with the assistance of (John Hall) the 
Margaret professor and the 3 senior Doctors of Divinity who are 

not like to live long " ; the steward 
thereupon replyed " My lord, your lord- 
ship lies under no infirmity of body and 
the king's clemency hath been pro- 
mised"; the earl replied "You must 
not dispute, I will be obeyed, for it is 
true." The lady Mount-Alexander de- 
clared that she frequently heard the earl 
of Essex commend those persons who 
killed themselves, particularly the earl 
of Northumberland ( Henry Percy, eighth 
earl, shot himself in the Tower 2 1 June 
1585), and to dispute for approval of 
their actions and declare that were he 
in the same case he would do the like. 
Sir Christopher Musgrave, having de- 
sired leave of the house of Commons to 
appeare in the house of Lords to give 
evidence about the death of the earl of 
Essex, deposed that he opned the door 
and thrust away the body and that he 
found the razer in the earl's hand close 

shut in the posture of a dying man, not 
without the greatest difficulty of wrench- 
ing it out.' 

^ I am unable to fill up the names in 
this note of Wood's unsuccessful wooing. 
There was an Elizabeth Drope, widow 
of William Drope (who died 1680), 
died 1697, aetat. 79. 

^ see supra, p. 3. 

^ ? a contraction for ' her ladyship.' 

* ? 'h'; for 'h(ighway)' to some 
cottage on which the invalid had been 

^ ? F(rances), acting as nurse to the 

^ ? B(ridget), acting as nurse. 

^ ? E. a D., the invalid. 

^ ? ' was unkind ; sh(ewed) scorne 
and pride ; now come into the city ' 
(i.e. returned to Oxford). 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, pp. 106, 



resident in the Universitie and are in capacitie (by reason of health 
and their leisure) to assist him, to consider of those principles and 
grounds which did encourage, produce, and carry on the damnable 
association, designe, and conspiracy against the life of his sacred 
majestic, his royal brother, and the being of the government established 
in church and state; and, with all possible speed, to deliver in Latin 
to the vicechancellor what they have resolved upon.— Convocation 
held, S., 21 July, wherein were read in Latin several condemned 
articles (drawne up by Dr. William Jane). Afterwards a letter in 
English read pubHckly, directed to the duke of Ormond, chancellor, 
dated S., 21 July, to acquaint him what they had done ^] 

July 17, T., alderman W(illiam) Wright's house againe searched; 
found armour cap a pee for one man, and box of papers of odd con- 

July 19, Th., the yong widdow of . . . Ravenscroft took a guinny 
at the Miter from Mr. (Ralph) Sheldon of Beoly, conditionally that 
shee pay him 5 guinnyes at the day of marriage, in the presence of 
Mris. Betty Sheldon and Mr. (John) Digby and my self 2. 

July 19, Th., alderman (William) Baylie ^ died. (WilHam) 
Walker chose into his place of alderman. 

July 20, F., Dr. (Francis) Turner installed dean of Windsore, vide 
P. 22. 

July 21, S., books condemned* and burnt. 

[Saturday ^ 21 July, 1683: Convocation in the afternoon at two 
of the clock; wherin the vicechancellor gave the reasons of 

calling the Convocation, viz., of sending letters to our chancellour 
concerning momentous affaires;— 2, afterwards he commanded the 
professour of Divinity^ to read certaine propositions taken out of 
severall rebellious and seditious authours, that the heads of the 

1 Wood notes that this letter is ' worth 
the transcribing,' i. e. for the continua- 
tion of his History of the University. 

2 Mr. Sheldon had apparently offered 
to bet that she would soon be married 

3 buried in S. Martin's church : his 
epitaph is in Wood MS. F 29 A, fol. 

* see Luttrell i. 271. The decree was 
at first published in Latin, ' Judicium et 
decretum Universitatis Oxon, latum in 
Convocatione habita Julii 23, 1683, 
contra quosdam perniciosos libros et 
propositiones impias,' folio, Oxon, 1683. 

The condemnation was next rendered 
into English and printed under the title 
' The judgment and decree of the Uni- 
versity of Oxford against certain per- 
nicious books and damnable doctrines,' 
sold at zd. In Wood's copy (Wood 
423, no. 58) are notes by Wood identi- 
fying the books condemned. 

5 this note is from Wood MS. D. 

19 (3), fol. 59- . . , 

^ Dr. John Lloyd, prmcipal oi Jesus 


William Jane, D.D., admitted Regius 
Professor of Divinity 19 May 1680. 

JULY, 1683. 63 

Universities (Munday, 16 July) had before voted among themselves 
to be published in Convocation (supposed to be drawne up by Dr. 
(William) Jane) ;— 3, after they were read the vicechancellor proposed 
to the house for their allowance of them (the proposed condemna- 
tions), and that they (the books) be condemned to be burnt : to 
which the house (consisting ^ of about 250 Drs. and Mrs.) un(an)i- 
mously consented and humd upon the vicechancellor proposing of it ; 
— 4, after that, the registrary read letters of, and in the name of, the Uni- 
versitie, to the chancellour therof, partly expressing their detestation 
of the late conspiration and congratulation of his majesty's and royall 
highness's delivery from the hands of wicked men, withall desiring his 
grace to take such methods in the recommendation of these letters to 
his majesty as he should think most fit ;— 5, after which the Convoca- 
tion was dissolved, and the vice-chancellor, bishop, Drs. and Mrs. in 
their formalities, went into the School quadrangle, where a bonfier 
being prepared in the middle therof, were severall books, out of which 
those damnable tenets and propositions were extracted, committed 
to the flames by Gigur^ the Universitie bedell of beggars. The 
scholars of all degrees and qualities in the meane time surrounding 
the fier, gave severall hums whilst they were burning. 

The names of the books * are these : — 

1, George Buchanan De jure rcgtii apiid Scotos. 

2, Junius Brutus Vindiciac contra tyrannos. 

3, Thomas Cartwright, somthing of his works. 

4, Samuel Rutherford Lex Rex. 

5, NephtalV'' \ 

6, Apologeticall Narration \ 

7, Soleinne League and Covenant. 

8, The Shaftsburian association. 

9, Thomas Hobs' Leviathan and De Give. 

10, Richard Baxter's Holy Commonwealth and Politicall Aphorismes (recanted 
before by him). 

11, Politicall Catechisme. 

12, John Owen's Mene Tekell, sermon preached the next day after the king was 

^ for the meeting of Heads of Houses, 
see p. 61. 

2 Wood notes :— *(Dr. John) Wallis 
and (Henry) Hill of C. C. C. were not 
there; (James) Parkinson (of Line. 
Coll.) was, and about to be hissed out.' 
Henry Hill, C. C. C, B.D. 15 March 
i67f ; D.D. 6 July 1688. 

^ the same name occurs as * work- 
master and marshall of the beggars ' in 

1663 (see vol. i. p. 466) : it seems 
therefore that that*' arrangement was at 
this time permanent in the University. 

* Wood notes : — ' quaere printed 

[Sir James Stewart's] ' Naphthali, 
or a true and short deduction of the 
reasonableness of the Church of Scot- 
land from the reformation to the year 


in some sermons of William Jenkyns. 

,4, John Alilton's pieces in defence of the king s mnrder 

It mi^rmme De^custau papali and agamst Wdliam Berclay. 

i 't^:^^^:^^^^- 

. fr:^J^l^^^S'^ «^ His^^y of the (hroken) sncees- 

''Z:m"ryo/Su.essUn, answered by Dr. (William) Brady. 

21, Philip Hunton. 

22, John Knox. 

23, Christopher Goodman. 

,4 Tulv T Dr. (Robert) Huntingdon' who had been appointed 
by the Unive;itie, waited on the dnke of Orn,ond, by the help o Str 
LeoUne Jenkins, with the University letter of congratulation of his 
majesty and royall highness their delivery from '^.^ Protestant) p ot 
.ith the paper of condemnation of severall propositions. Which letter 
and papers the duke of Ormond carriyng to the king in the privy garden 
he Uked very well of them. So that Dr. (Robert) Huntingdon and 
oh r OxonLs' (vi. Dr. (John) Hall (Margaret Professor ; Dr. 
(Henry) Maurice and Dr. (James) Jeffryes' of Jesus Coll. Dr. 
(John) Dolbin, bishop of Roff., elect of York) being, about an houre 
o two after viz., about xx of the clock), called into the King s 
IsTnce Dr. Huntingdon did then and there read the Univer^tie s 
decree -ith an open voice, with the duke of York on the r^ht hand 
duL of Northumberland' on the left, duke of Ormond by; which 
were liked well : thanks ordered to be sent to the University.] 

Wheras James, duke of Monmouth, had entred his name '"C. CX. 
buttery booi 1665 at what time the plague was in London and hee 
lodged in the said college, which continued so after the 
majoritie of that societie caused it to be scratched and erased out, 
about 2 or 3 dayes after the 21 July. 

July' 23 or therabouts, the King refused the city address. Thej 

■ - rhtd^^htctiL: "^f^^^'^J^ "I 

^^^^'^^^"-^ 'nT:^rand*;;wrhy^:>i 

fio in MS._in the Un.vers.tie of Oxon m much ^^^^-^f^^^f^ ki^irdered thinks 

Oct. 1683. , . . 4.- ^ tn hp criven bv the dnke of Ormond.' 

» Nicholas Doleman's 'A '° ^^^^^^ j,,,. Coll. 5 

concerning the broken snccess.on of the James J™ ' J 


of England; Lend. 1655, 4to. ^""^^^fj.^ Fitz-roy, the king's third 

- .obert Huntingdon, D.D. Mert. 15 .^^^^.n^ BarbL Villiers ; created 

June 1683. v.,unfprl for — duke of Northumberland 6 Apr. 1683. 

* what follows IS substituted for duKe ^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

' whom he had got with him out of tne nrsi pa 

JULY — AUG. 1683. 65 

could get no body to introduce them, for (James Bertie) earl of 
Abandon had don their buisness before. 

July 24 1, T.,the Universitie decree published before the King: vide 
papers among Entertainments I 

_ July 24, T., news letter told us that Dr. Francis Turner was made 
bishop of Roff. and deane of Westminster : but ^ afterwards ' made 
dean of Windsor.' He keeps Windsor in commendam : vide ' Catal. 

July 25 \ W., Will. Dormer of Ascot, esq., sometimes high sherrifif, 
died^ at Great Wickham in his returne from Oxford faire, drunk. 
Married d(aughter> of . . . Walter. 

July 26, Th., . . . Clark (John Clark, quaere) of Aston Rowant, 
counsellour, died suddenly there. He married a Lane. (Arms) 
' . . . 3 saltires . . . ' 

July 27, F., Mrs. Robinson sereng'd my eares, 2s 6d. 

July 27, F., news came that Dr. (James) Fleetwood, bishop of Worcester was 
lately dead ; that Dr. (William) Thomas, bishop of St. David's, is to succecde 
him. (Dr. Thomas was translated about the middle of August.) 

July 31, T., Dr. Baptist Levinz married to Mris. Hyde". 

Letter dated ult. July (T.) saith that the King hath conferral the deanery of 
Westminster on Dr. (Thomas) Sprat. Another letter dated 28 Aug. (T.) saith 
that the commissioners had approved Dr. Sprat to be dean of Westminster, and 
that Dr. Sprat thereupon had kiss'd the King's hand for it. 

August.— Aug. I, W., one Francis Charlton, Salop., and . . . 
Vaughan, a lawyer, both engaged in the presbyterian plot, the former 
a warrant against him, were taken by yong Mr. Herbert of I^insey and 
brought to the bishop of Oxon who hath committed them at present 
to safe custody. Carried away by guards.— Note that Francis Charl- 
ton is brother to the wife of (Richard) Baxter, (and was) somtimes 
gent, commoner of Ch. Ch. 

Aug. 2, Th., Convocation, wherin letters^ were read from the duke 
of Ormond concerning his delivery of the University's decree to the 
King, and of the King s and duke of York's thanks. 

^ i. e. the statement was subsequently 

* substituted for ' 26 or thereabouts.' 
^ substituted for ' died suddenly.' 
^ Mary Hyde, daughter of James 
Hyde, M. D. ; Peshall's Additions, p. 1 2 ; 
Peshall's City of Oxford, p. 86 where 
correct the date). 

^ dated 28 July 1683, stating 'how well 
'twas taken by his majesty ' ; MS. BodL 
594, p. 107. 


out: the second part is perhaps to be 
regarded as a correction of the first; 
i. e. the address (congratulating the 
King on his escape from the plot) was 
not refused but was never presented. 

^ the last figure is blotted ; possibly 
it should be ' 21.' Wood 423 (57) is 
* a Pindarique Ode on the Vice-chancel- 
lor's return to Oxford,' 1683. 

' i. e. in Wood MS. D 19 (3) ; 
p. 64. 



t Jthafsir ionathan Trelawney [was ■ n,ade dean of V^'estmmster] and controller 

cha;2; present the arehbishop (William Saneroft), bishop of Oxon <Joh„ Fell), 
Aug. 17. F., letter to Mr. Sheldon to put him in mind of the money he owes 



Au.. i8, S., Dr. R<obert> Huntingdon left us in order for his 
journey into Ireland. He .ent to London, thence to Northampton, 

"l;r-/M.'sWohn Maynard, Serjeant at law, died at his house 
in Lyncoln's Inn fields. Fals. . 

Aug. 23, Thursday, about 4 in the afternoone came mto Oxon the 
cofps'of Idward (Conway), lord Conway, lately one of *e 
of state in an hears drawne with 6 horses, all adorn d with the 
c che'ns of his family, followed by 5 coaches in mormng drawne y 
6 a peice [with^ about 2 horsemen before with mourmng cloaks, m 
h hid If whom went a flag]. The mayor and his .thren and 
common councell went two and two before, who met them at East 
Gate 20 horse men with mourning cloaks, a banner befo and 
a trumpet, a horse led in the middle all in mournmg adorn d wuh 
s ocheonk another flag after, and the hears (which was most nob y 
adorn'd) had . flags on each side carried by men on horsback. Latd 
in state in his chariot that night in the Miter Court 

Aue 24 F., Dr. John Owen ' died ; vide vitam (m Ath.}. 
tug 24 F., S. Bartholomew's day. (James) Parbnson, Lync 
Cot is tln'into custody as being guilty of l^^^Xr:^^ 
words! (William) Latton " of Wadham, but the bishop hath pas d 

words at Faringdon and conceal d them.J we saia 

. • >..onVpt. are ' substituted for 'the presbyterian 

1 the words m square brackets are ^ .^^^^^^^ 

■ scored through. . i .re ' see Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh. p. 

2 the words m square brackets are 

struck out, being superseded by the next 2«5.^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ 

sentence but one. , , in square brackets are 

3 Wood .76 A, - - superseded by 
' An elegy on the death of . • . i^r. J ^^^^^ 

Owen,' Lond. 1083. 

AUGUST, 1683. 67 

that he should heare one say that heard Mr. Trenchard » say that ' if 
the Stewarts were dead that he had as much right as any to the 
crowne of England ; and Ned Heme reported that J\Ir. Latton should 
heare Trenchard say it him self. 

Aug. 24, F., news that Dr. Gilbert Burnet was commanded to de- 
part the nation news also that Dr. John Barnard of Lync<oln>- 
sh(ire) was very lately dead. 

[This^ is Mr. Allam's note of Edm. Hall.] I was cntred Vice- 
principal on the 25th (S.) in the morning. Mr. (Daniel) Potengcr ^ 
went away the day before. ^ 

Aug. 26, Su., a baudy sermon at S. Marie's in the afternoon 
by Benjamin Archer^ of Exeter, son of . . . Archer of iNewington ^ 

Aug. 27, M., Dr. William Thomas translated from S. Davids to 
Worcester — W. 6 in Catalogo Decanorum. 

Aug. 27, M., citizens return'd from delivering up their charter' at 

Aug. 28, T., news letter saith that Dr. John Owen was latelv dead 
(Died, F., 24 Aug.«) ^ ^ ' 

In a news letter at Day's coffey house dated (T.) 28 Aug. 1683 
'twas saia that Prince Georg of Denmarkc who had married lady Ann 
lately should tell the king that he grew fat since he was married. To 
which the king made answer that if he would walk with him, hunt 
with his brother, and do justice on his neice, he would not 'grow 

Aug. and Sept., the University very empty, not only because it is 
vacation, but that the small pox rages in Oxon, which drives away 
(those) that would not otherwise goe. Many in severall parishes dy 
of it. Reported worse than 'tis. The markets small. Citizens of 
London and other travellers afraid to come this vacation, wheras 
before wee had many of them. 

Aug., Sept., Oct., small pox hot and frequent in Oxon, mostly 
among maids and children; and tho' few colleges were visited with it, 
yet the Universitie was very emptie. See in Oct. 

^ ' Mr. Trenchard, somtimes fellow 
of New College,' is on the list of con- 
spirators in Wood 428 A (18). 

2 see Luttrell i. 277, 278. 

^ this heading, establishing the au- 
thorship of these slips, is in Wood's 

* Daniel Potenger, B.D. S. Edm. H. 
5 July 1678. 

= Boase, 7^e^. Coll. Exon. p. 78. 
^ Benjamin Archer was son of Edward 
Archer, ' plebeius ' ; Matric. Reg. 
^ see Luttrell i. 276, 279. 
^ see Luttrell i. 278. 


[Vincent Edwards \ chaplain of Mert. Coll., vicar of Emildon ; 
obiit ibid, about the middle of August 1683.] 

Mr. (Phelips) Harrison, commoner of Mert., left us; went to one 
of the Temples, London; sickned of the small pox ; died in Sept. this 
yeare to the grief of his father Sir R(ichard> Harrison of Hurst. 

(In Wood MS. F 34, P- Uo, is ' Mercurius Panegyricus rerum 
contra Turcas gestarum, Augusto mense 1683'; on which Wood 
notes, 'Afterwards printed in Latin and English at the end oi The 
Secret Services of Monsieur de Vernay, French minister at Ratisbon, 
printed at London, 1684, 8vo.'> 

September.-Sept. 2, Sunday, ... Stonore ^ esq., of Watlmgton 

Park, died ; buried at Stonore. 

Sept. 3, M., paid my battells to Mr. Jeanes, 8^ 6d. 

Sept. 3, M., Mr. (William) Gise lately fellow of Alls. Coll. died in 
S. Marie's Coll.^; buried in St. Michael's Church^; hath a monu- 
ment (there). 

rWilliam Gise^ or Guise, M. of A., lately fellow of Allsoules College, son of 
Tohn Gise of Ablodes court neare the city of Glocester, died at his house, called 
St Marie's College, in S.Michael's parish, M., 3 Sept. 1683, aged 30 or there- 
abouts ; and was buried in the College chancell of St. Michael's church Oxon He 
married Fraunces, daughter of . . . Southcote of ... in Devonshire by his wife . . . 
Fortescue (now the second wife of Arthur Bury, D.D. and rector of Exeter College), 
by whom he hath issue John Guise, and Fraunces, as also Mary a posthumous 
daughter who died soon after it was borne. (Arms:-) 'gules, seven lozenges 
vairy argent and azure, on a canton argent a mullet sable (Guise); impaling, 
. argent a chevron gules between 3 birds called cootes sable [by the name of South- 
cote or ^onihcootc of Devonshire].'] 

Sept. 6, Th., bannimus stuck up to expell Mr. (James) Parkinson « 
from the University for whiggisme ; formerly expel'd from C. C. C. 

1 Wood's note in MS. Rawl. D. ohm serenissimum dominum nostrum Caro- 

^ lum Secundum prolata, tanquam pacis 

? Uhe bo rower of Wood's money. et publicae tranquillitatis perturbator 

In Wood MS. F 31, fol. 89 is the pedi- bannitus Sept. 6, 1683.'— James Parkm- 

gree of Stoner of Stoner. son, B. A. Hart Hall, was nominated by 

Me Frewin Hall. the bishop of Lincoln to the bishop s 

* « Mr William Gyess, esquir, wass Fellowship (limited to natives of Ox- 

buryed in the Colledge chancell Sep- fordshire) in Line Coll 20 Nov. and 

tember the ?A aged 40 years, An. Dom. adm. 24 Nov. 1674 ; M A. Lmc. 23 

1683 ' ; S. Michael's Burials Register. Nov. 1675 ; ejected from his fellowship 

» note in Wood MS. F 4, P- 15T ; bis in 1683 (his successor Henry Cornish 

epitaph is in Wood MS. F 29 A on a was nommated 26 Sept. i683).-Wood 
slip at fol. 343. (5) is ' An account of Mr. James 

« the entry in the Liber Niger Pro- Parkinson's expulsion from the Uni- 

curatorumis: ' Jacobus Parkinson, Art. versity of Oxford,' Lond. ^^89; 'boug^. 

M'- et Coll. Lincoln socius, ob verba at Oxon m the beginning of Nov. 1689 

contumeliosa malitiose et seditiose in in which Wood gives the names which 

AUG.— SEPT. 1683. 


[Articles against James Parkinson, M.A. and fellow of Lyncoln College drawn 
up by the fellowes ' thereof. ' 

Whereas Mr. James Parkinson, fellow of Lyncolne College in Oxon was at 
a statutable and public meeting complain'd of before the rector and fellowes of 
the said College for holding maintaining and defending some unwarrantable and 
seditious prmciples and accused of several things which were ever esteemed by all 
honest and well-affected persons as inconsistent with and destructive of our present 
government in Church and State as it is now by law established ;-and forasmuch 
as It was then thought by some that the things there objected against the said 
Mr. ParKinson (as being of too high a nature) did not fall under the statutable 
cognisance of the College ;-these are therefore humbly and faithfully to set forth 
and shew to all persons whom it may concerne what things are laid to the charge 
oi the aforesaid Mr. Parkinson, namely :— 

That the said Mr. Parkinson hath for some yeares past (under pretence of 
speaking against popery and arbitrary government) frequently endeavoured by 
popular and reipublican arguments to maintain seditious notions and by scurrilous 
reflections misrepresented, exposed, and vilifyed the late management of state 
affairs, the actions of the king's most honorable privie counsell, and the deport- 
ment of the loyall partie in their just resentment of factious and anti-monarchical 
designes which they foresaw would endanger the government and bring (if not 
prevented) the nation to confusion. And this he hath done with such violence 
and passion as commonly to call all those who out of loyalty contradicted him, 
or out of charity advised him to the contrary, ' fooles' and ' dunces' and 'enimies ' 
-Al which will abundantly appeare from the following particulars which he is 
well knowne by several persons to have affirmed and maintain'd, viz. 

I, that ' it is lawful to resist any persons unlawfully commissionated by the king ' 
Being asked 'what he meant by those words nnlaxv/zcUy comviissionated: he an- 
swered 'commissionated by the king to do an unlawful act.' Being required to 
declare what he understood by an unlawfzd act,^ he thus explained himself that 
an unlawful act was anything done contrary to the law of the land.' And being 
told by some present that the said assertion was directly repugnant to these plains 
words of the oath of allegiance ' that it is not lawful to take up armes against the 
king upon any pretext whatsoever or against those commissionated by him ' he 
replyed 'm that oath it must be understood laivfully commissionated ^^^^ no other- 
wise, and in that sense he took it and so every honest man ought to take it ' 

2 that ' the king might be for ever laid aside by the consent of the king lords 
and commons in parliament assembled,' so also that ' the house of lords might be 

are indicated by initials in the text.-It that, by ejecting Parkinson, the bishop 

may be noted here that Parkinson's of Lincoln (Thomas Barlow) gained 

Loyal Address was reprinted by W. the nomination to his fellowship into 

Bates at Birmmgham in 1884 as an which he put Henry Cornish, MA 

early Birmingham book. Commoner of the College, one of 'the 

It is plain from what follows that most forward of Parkinson's adversaries, 

these were a faction in College, acting Cornish died in i68|, Robert Bartho- 

unofficially. I find nothing in the Col- lomew being nominated fellow on 11 

lege register about Parkinson's expul- Feb. vice Cornish deceased. The note 

sion from his fellowship : so I presume on Cornish in Foster's Alumni Oxon. 

that he must have been expelled by the (early series), i. 330, col. 2, is therefore 

Visitor (bishop of Lincoln), on an ap- in error.-The text is from Wood MS. 

peal from the adverse faction. A dis- D 18, fol. 51 sqq. 
agreeable feature of the transaction is 


laid aside in the same manner but the house of commons could not be laid aside 
by the king, lords and commons by an act of parliament.' And the reason he 
gave of this difference was this, namely that ' the king represented himself only, 
the lords themselves alone, but the commons were the people's representatives 
and could not give away the rights of the people'; and that 'domimon was 
originally in the people.' • f v. 

3, that when the addresses were in great numbers presented to his majesty, he 
ask'd in scorne ' Han't the king bum-fodder enough yet ? ' ^ 

4, that 'the London charter could not be forfeited, there was no feare on t, it 
they could have justice don them.' , r oi r v ' 

5, that he hath insinuated the association found in the earl of Shaftsburys 
closet was not really his but conveyed thither by other hands, because none of the 
persons concern'd in the evidence against him swore that they did not place or 

put it there. , . , , 

6 that upon the newes of the late earl of Shaftsburye's flight into Holland, he 
discoursing about it declared that ' every man would do as he did and fly when 
a conon ^ was planted against him.' j ^ .i. 

7 speaking of the legislative power of the nation and what contributed to the 
making of a law, he said that ' the king's power was no more than that of the 
lords or commons but that he had the advantage of voting last: and that if the 
lords or commons voted last, their votes might be said to compleate a lawe as 
well as the king is now.' His instance to explain himself was three units, any 
one of which added last to the other two equally concurred to the constitution of 

the number of three. _ i t -u v • 

8 that (as it was then apprehended) in a sermon m S. Michaels church m 
Oxon^ speaking how reason was to guide us in the interpretation of Scripture, 
among other instances he brought in that text (Romans xiii. i) Let every soul be 
subject to the higher powers, ' which place,' he said, ' ought to be understood that 
a duke or prince was not to be look't on as a king of France: 

q that when Mr. Cornish^ told him that Sir Philip Harcourt had the common 
prayer read in his house, he replyed, 'What! does Sir Philip begin now to use 
the common prayer, when every body is going to lay it aside V 

lo, that he commended to some of his pupils Milton '^ as an excellent book and 
an antidote against Sir Robert Filmer, whom he calls ' too high a Tory 

11 that he has maintained this point (of a book^ called The Protestant Re- 
conciler) that ' our governours were obliged by St. Paul's rule of Christian chanty 
not to impose more but to take off all lawes about indifferent thmgs from such 
as in conscience could not comply with them' ; and that ' to execute penal lawes 
upon dissenters was '-speaking ironically-' a fine way to unite us. 

12 upon his high commendation of a book entituled Julian the Apostate, being 
ask'd by one whether he believed and would defend all Julian and especially his 
propositions, he answered ' Yes' ; but being told by the same person' it might be 
proved that Julian was false as well as dangerous in many things, he replyed to 

1 i e cannon ' Henry Cornish: see note, p. 69.- 

^ by "the statutes of Lincoln College, Wood notes here ' M. A of Lync. Coll. 

one of the fellows had to preach a ser- \ Wood notes in the --S-^^^ 

mon at S Michael's on Michaelmas heinousness of this charge :'_ John Mil- 

dav on 6 May 1682 Robert Parkinson ton, who wrot a vindication of the 

was 'assigned that duty for next Mi- murder of King Charles L 

chaelmas This may be the occasion ; Wood notes :-' written by Daniel 

of the sermon in question. Whitl)y. 

SEPTEMBER, 1683. 71 

the said person ' if you'I write against JtUian, I will write for him and answer all 
you have to say.' (Note the latter part of the third proposition in the said book 
p. 92, IS this—' This is the only case where the gospell requires passive obedience' 
namely when the lawes are against a man.')-Moreover he has often dispised and 
triumph'd over the learned answer to it by Dr. Hicks \ saying ' Does he meane to 
a-nsv/tr Julian with a nonsensicall distinction ? ' 

13, He has asserted frequently and defended severall of the propositions publicly 
condemned m Convocation at Oxon, as for instance ;— 

the first ; ' all civil authority is derived originally from the people.' 

part of the second ; ' there is a mutual compact (tacit or expressed) between 

the prince and his subjects.' 
part of the fourth ; ' the soveraignity of England is in the king, lords and com- 

all the fifth ; ' birth-right and proximity of blood gives no title to rule and 

government, and it is lawful to preclude the next heir from his ri-ht and 

succession to the crowne.' 
the sixth ; ' it is lawfull for subjects without the consent and against the 

command of the snpreem magistrate to enter into associations for defence of 


part of the ninth; 'there lyes no obligation upon Christians to passive 
obedience when the prince commands anything contrary to the lawcs of our 

part of the thirteenth ; * every man after his entring into a societie retains a 
right to defend himself against force.' 

all the twenty-second ; ' the duty of not offending a weake brother is incon- 
sistent with all humane authority of making lawes concerning indifferent 

These are such acts, ill-discourses, and positions which are perfectly and fully 
remembred, besides several others of like nature which cannot now be distinctly 
recollected : and therefore such only are here mentioned of which cleare and un- 
doubted satisfaction can be given. 

Neither shall any instance of his supercilious and unpeaceable behaviour towards 
his fellow-colleagues be here publickly produced, for as much as the privat statutes 
of the College have made sufficient provision for the due correction of all domestick 

But since by the providential discovery of the execrable conspiracy against the 
life of his sacred majestic, it is cleare to all the world what is to be expected from 
the propagation of factious propositions and permission of seditious discourses, 
every one ought to suppress them as much as he can. And since the University 
has in public censured and condemned several dangerous and wicked positions, 
how can the same be permitted to take sanctuary in private colleges, or shall any 
one who has notoriously abetted any of them be quietly indulged therein or allowed 
the opportunity of poysoning others if he please ? 

Which considerations seemed sufficient and just reasons to the plaintiffs for their 
present accusation of Mr. James Parkinson. 

^ 'Jovian, or An answer to Julian the 
Apostate,' Lond. 1683. George Hickes 
(B.A. Magd Coll. 24 Feb. i66|), born 
in the archdeaconry of York, was elected 
into a Yorkshire fellowship at Lincoln 

College 23 May and admitted 20 June 
1684; M.A. Line. 8 Dec. 1665, D.D. 
1679, resigned his fellowship in 1681 ; 
afterwards dean of Worcester; a non- 
juror; died 15 Dec. 1715. 

72 wood's life and times. 

These articles were drawn up by the fellows of Lyncoln College and exhibited 
to the rector ^ for remedie, but he would do nothing in the matter and so gained 
the ill-will of the fellowes and the repute abroad of a favourer of fanaticks. 

Afterwards they made complaint to Dr. Timothy Halton, provost of Queen's 
College, then pro-vice-chancellor, who summoning the fellowes and Mr. Parkinson 
to his lodgings, examined every particular against him, which being proved by the 
oathes of severall witnesses the pro-vice-chancellor would then have secured him, 
as he did the whole day 2, till security for his appearance at the assizes should be 
produced. Which being done by Robert Paulin, draper, and Amos Curteyne, 
bookseller, had leave for the present to depart to his College to provide himself 
for an expulsion. 

Sept. 6, Thursday, 1683, the programma for the expulsion and banishing of Mr. 
James Parkinson from the University was stuck up at St. Marie's and the School 
dores, to be gon within 7 dayes following from the date of it. 

He was ^ originally a servitour of Brasenose College ; thence elected scholar of 
C. C. C. ; expelled thence for abusing some of the relations * of Dr. Robert Newlin 
the president, and for saying that *it was a scandalous thing to be a Newlin.' 
Afterwards went to Gloucester Hall, and as a member thereof tooke the degree of 
Bac. of Arts 6 Apr. 1674 5 went soon after to Hart Hall, and as a member thereof 
spoke a speech in the Encaenia 1674, which being well liked, was chose ^ fellow of 
Lyncoln College in November following.] 

Sept. 8, Sat., John Wickham of Gasington, esq., High Sheriff of 
Oxfordshire, died of the stone : buried at Gasington. Entred in his 
pedigree ^ 

Sept. 9, Su., news letter tells us that Dr. (Laurence) Womack is to 
be bishop of S. David's. 

Sept. 9, Su., Thanksgiving day : appointed I presume on that day 
to spite the Presbyterians, or that all people should observe it because 
harvest time, or both \ Th<omas> Heylyn of Ch. Ch. preached at St. 
Marie's, but not so full of girds as was expected. Many bonefiers at 
night in the city and University. The city at Penniless bench had an 
entertainment of wind-musick, a barrel of ale, and a fier. On the pump 
below the Star Inn was a tub set and presbyter therein preaching. 
The smart lads of the city march'd downe the streets with cudgells in 
their hands, crying for the King and the duke of York, and all people 
had York in their mouths, and his health was drank publickly in most 
halls at dinner. 

1 Dr. Thomas Marshall, rector 1672- Lincoln (William Fuller), who had the 
jgg- right of nomination to this one fellow- 

probably on 24 Aug. ; stipra, p. 66. ship, 
a native of Witney, co. Oxon, son of ^ see vol. i. p. 214. 
John Parkinson ' plebeius.' ' i- e. either to spite the Presbyterians 

* see Dr. Fowler's Corpus Christi by Sabbath-breaking, or to ensure the 
College in ' The Colleges of Oxford ' observance of it by having it on Sunday 

(Methuen, 1891), p. 293. 

when the harvest-hands would not be 

= not elected by the College, but at work. See Luttrell i. 273, 279. See 
nominated hy the Visitor, the bishop of Evelyn's Diary under date 9 Sept. 1683. 

SEPTEMBER, 1683. 73 

Sept. i3\. Th., Mr. William Spencer, eldest son of Sir Thomas 
Spencer of Yarnton, Bt., died ; buried in the Spencers' Isle 2— so that 
the estate goes to another line. Professed himself a papist. I had 
some acq(aintance) with (him). 

News letter dated 15th, S., saith that Dr. (Thomas) Comber was 
made chancellor ^ of York. 

Sept. 15, S., Sir Richard Croke, recorder of Oxon, died: buried by 
his father at Merston. 

Sept. 17, M., Sir Georg Pudsey of Ellsfield elected recorder of 
Oxford ^ being the day of election of mayor and baillives. 

Sept. 1 7, M., an earthquake (a little one) at 7 in the morne. See 
(Philosophical) Transac(tions), num. 151. 

Sept. 17, M., about 7 of the clock in the morn hapned a little 
earthquake 5 at Oxford and the parts adjacent, of which Thomas 
Pygot, M.A. fellow of Wadham Coll. and of the Royal Society gave 
an account in the Philosophical Transactions num. 151, which Trans- 
actions beare date 20 Sept. 1683. Vide H(enry) Pigot (in the 

Sept. 17, M., at night in a cellar in St. IMartin's lane^ belonging to 
an house about to be pluck'd downe was found an imbalm'd body in 
a tin coffin with a glass over the face, put in a wooden coffin and that 
in a chest. Quaere about this matter. 

(Wood MS. F 33, fol. 279, contains a paper about 'the dimensions 
of the cathedrall church at Winchester taken by the right honourable 
Henry (Hyde) earl of Clarendon in Sept. 1683, with the tombes and 
monuments in this cathedrall '.) 

[Howell Gwynn ^ a ... of Wadham, and a yonger son of Rowland Gwynn of 
Llandevery in Caermerthenshire, esq., died, Th., 20 Sept. 16S3, aged 16, and was 
buried in the outer chappell of that College. He hath an elder brother of that 
College, gentleman-commoner, aged 18, cal'd Rowland, 1683; and a first cozen, 
named Charles, son of Richard Gwynn. (Arms :— sable, a fess or between two 
swords, one (the upper) with the point up and the other (the lower) downe argent 

^ changed from '12 or 13,' with a 
note added — 'he died and was buried 
Sept. 13, Thursd.' 

^ in Yarnton church. 

^ a slip ; Thomas Comber was adm. 
precentor of York 19 Oct. 1683. 

* Wood 423 (59), * The speech of Sir 
George Pudsey, knight, at the time of 
his being sworn Recorder to the city of 
Oxford'; Oxon. 1684. 

^ Ashm. 1677 (97) in the Bodleian is 

' Strange news from Oxfordshire, being 
a true and faithful account of a wonder- 
ful and dreadful earthquake that hap- 
pened in those parts on the 17th Sept. 
1683,' Lond. 1683, fol. 
at London. 
^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 151. 
See Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh. p. 
332 ; Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 612. 


hiked or ' : crest is ' a hand coup'd proper, holding up a sword argent peircing 
thro a dragon's head coup'd vert.'] 

Sept. 21, F., (Howell) Gwyn, scholar of Wadham, brother to a 
gentleman-commoner there, buried in the chapel. 

Sept. 21, F., St. Mathew's day, Dr. (Thomas) Sprat install'd deane 
of Westminster. Entred into his life, quaere. 

Sept.i 22, S., to Mr. Spencer the tayler for turning and altering 
my gray suite and buying things to be added to it, 14^. 

Sept; 25, T., cozen Elizabeth Burt died early in the morn. Buried 
Sept. 28, F., under the communion table at Thame neare the grave 
of her father Max(imilian) Petty and two of her children. Her 
mother buried at Beconsfeild. 

r William Burt 2, D.D., warden of the College by Winchester, son of (William) 
Burt, somtimes a singing-man of the cathedral there, died 3 July 1679, 76 or 
thereabouts ; and was buried in the chappell of Winchester College (Arms :-> 
'argent, on a chevron gules 3 cross crossletts or between 3 bugle-horns sable 
<Burt>; impaling, quarterly or and azure on a bend vert 3 martlets or [Pettie J 
Elizabeth, widdow of Dr. William Burt, died in the Warden's lodgmgs m New 
College in Oxon. on T., the 25 Sept. 1683, aged 63 or thereabouts ; and was 
buried on F., the 28 day at the upper end of the chancell of Thame ^ church m 
Oxfordshire neare the grave of her father. She was the daughter of Maximilian 
Pettie of Thame by Elizabeth his wife daughter of Robert Waller of Beconsfield 
com Bucks.-The said William Burt and Elizabeth his wife left behind them 
issue Maximilian Burt, who married . . . ; 2, Elizabeth, the wife of Henry 
Beeston, LL.D., somtimes Master of Winchester School, afterwards warden of New 
College in Oxon : (this) Elizabeth, wife of Henry Beeston, died in New College 
M., Apr. 14, 1690, at 10 of the clock at night ; buried, F., 18 of the same month 
by her mother in Thame chancell : shee hath had 23 children by Dr. Beeston^ut 
all are dead except three ^ ; 3, Anne, the wife of Robert Hawkins, D. of a Wilt- 
shire man ; 4, Judith, the wife of (Henry) Bradshaw, D.D. prebendarie of W mton 
which Doctor died much about the time that Elizabeth Beeston died ; 5, Mary, the 
wife of ... . Brooks, a minister.] 

Sept. 28, F., paid goodwife Payne- her quarteridg 5^; given her 
then, (id. 

No Oxford feast this yeare ^ so Mr. Knibb. 

Robert Ferguson, a Scothman, deeply engaged in the crop-ear'd 
plot sculked in England from the discovery of it in the middle of 
June till the middle of Sept., at which time he got thence and arrived 
at Amsterdam, where he bragged of his exploits and escape. 

1 the ink of this entry has faded 
almost out of sight. 

2 notes in Wood MS. F 4, p. 152. 

3 Wood MS. D 4, fol. 286, has a copy 
of the inscription of Elizabeth Burt. 

^ * three ' is in pencil. 

5 a second note says, ' No Oxford feast 
this yeare: [they joy ned with Oxford- 
shire], quaere.' The words in square 
brackets are scored out. 

SEPT. — OCT. 1683. 


(John) Barton \ M.A., somtimes of Merton Coll. and put in 
Chaplain thereof to give a vote for James Workman to be Rhetorick 
reader, afterwards chaplain of Winchester Coll. and rector of Compton 
neare Winchester, died of the small pox in this month. Ref<er) to. 

In the middle of Sept. when the elaboratorie was quite finisht 
certaine scholars went a course of chimistrie, viz., 

Dr. R<obert> Plot. 

Mr. John Massey of Mcrt. Coll. 

Stephen Hunt of Trinity, proproctor. 

(William) Smiths \ 

(Nathaniel) Boys ( C^^^' ^-A. 

Charts Harrys, a laick '\ 

These had meetings in the larg room over the elaboratory every 
Friday in the afternoone to lalke of chymicall matters, and were 
framed into a solemn meeting on Oct. 26 — see ther. 

October.— [Convocation \ F., 5 Oct., Sir Liolen Jenkins' letter 
read, dated at Whitehall, Th., 26 July 1683, wherin 'tis said that the 
address of the University was presented to his majesty by Dr. (John) 
Hall and the other members of that body accompanied him. It was 
read to his majestic by Dr. (Robert) Huntingdon, and his majesty 
gratiously received it : who was pleased to command Sir Liol. Jenkyns 
' to returne his liarty thanks to the whole Convocation for so season- 
able an instance of the sound judgment and loyalty of the University, 
which, as it will be of great use and for the service of his majesty 
within his realmes, so it will redound to the honour of our church as 
well as of the University abroad, when the world is informed of this 
their decree which will help to wipe of those aspersions that the 
enemies of our religion and monarchy endeavour to fasten upon 
them.'— Ordered then that this letter should be put in the archives of 
this Universitie among their chimdia ^] 

5 Oct., F., Convocation, wherin the vicechancellor ^ was re-admitted 
and the King's letter of thanks read for the Universitie's contemning 
and burning severall books containing pernicious principles. 

Oct. 6, S., received of my brother Kit Fleur de liz rent and 30 sh(illings) for 
half an year's interest of 50//. 
News letter dated 6 day, S., that Sir Harbottle Grimston was to be made vis- 

* John Barton, M.A. Mert. 26 June the Academical sense. See supra, p. 

1677. 12. 

' William Smith, M.A. Univ. 18 Mar. * note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 108. 

^^p' ^ Keiix-qXia. 

/ ].e not a member of the Univer- « John Lloyd, principal of Jesus 

sity: ' laicus,' opposed to 'clericus'in Coll. 


count Verulam; and Sir Robert Sayer, Master of the Rolls ; and f ^^-^^ 
Finch, sollicitor general, to be attorney general in the place of Sir Robert Sayer. 

^t'ihe beginning of this month Sir Georg Treby was ejected his recordership of 
London and was succeeded by Th(omas> Jennour \ 

ot i;,^t1.! k^r^Iw t persons) to Mr. John Hesig, a Sweede, tutor to 
yong bar<on> Sparr, who had been coming and going more than two yeares (about 
3 years) at Oxford. 

Oct 13, S., report that Charles Wroughton was dead. 

13 Oct., S., Dr. (George) Hicks installed deane of Worcester : vide W. 6. 

Oct 15, M., fl(annel> sh(irt). , , 1? c^r 

Oct. 15, M., Sir Allen Apsley, treasurer to the duke of York, AieA. Fastt itb^. 

Oct 16 T Court day in Halywell.-News then in the letter that Dr. (Thomas) 
Cox was Wd out from being President of the [College ^ of P>y---^^^^^^ 
he was a whig and would heare treason and not discover it. Dr. (Daniel) Whistler 

^''U"t^th7enrof Wood 658 is a prospectus by Henry Keepe, formerly of New Inn 
Hall, of his book about Westminster Abbey : Wood notes Hhis paper came to 
Oxon in the middle of Oct. 1683.) 

Oct. 26, Friday, Magd. Coll. bell rung out about 7 in the morn, for 
Dr. Edward Exton, fellow. Buried in the outer chapelt Obital 

FEdward Exton^ Dr. of Physick and fellow of Magdalen College, died F. 
.6 October 1683, aged 55 or thereabouts ; and was buried in o^ter chaPP^^^^^^^^^ 
that College. He was the son of Robert Exton of the citie of Chichester, gent. 
This Dr Edward Exton married a rich widdow after he was ejected from Magdalen 
College, 1648 ; but she dying before his majestie's restauration and the matter not 
knowL, he was restored to his fellowship, 1660. (Arms:-) 'gules, a cross 
between 12 cross croslets fitche or.'] 

The said meeting « in September being noised about, others were 
added to them, and on Friday Oct. 26 they framed themselves mto a 
solemn meeting, had discourses, and the discourses were registered 
downe by Dr. (Robert) Plot. The persons that met : — 

Dr. John Wallis, the cheife. 

Dr. Ralph Bathurst, of Trin. Coll. 

Dr. Henry Beeston, warden of New ColL 

Dr. Henry Aldrich of Ch. Ch. 

Dr. R(obert) Plot. 

Dr. (Robert) Pit, M.D., of Wadh. 

Dr. (William) Gibbon, of S. John's, M.D. 

Dr. Th(omas) Smith of Magd. Coll. 

» Thomas Jenner; Luttrell 1. 283; Mar. i68|. ^ , „ 

Thomas Genner, see Evelyn's Diary ^ Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
under date 4 Oct. 1683. P- 343- . am^V^v^ici 

2 substituted for ' Royall Societie.' ' note m Wood MS. F 4, P- 151. 

8 see Evelyn's Diary under date 20 ^ see sufra, p. 75. 

OCTOBER, 1683. 


Mr. (Edward) Bernard, Astr(onomy) Professor. 

Mr. Jos(iah) Pulleyn, Magd. Ilall. 

Mr. John Massey. 

(Stephen) Hunt, Tr(in.> Coll. 

[(Nathaniel) Boys 1 of Univ. Coll. withdrew themselves when the meeting was 
(William) Smith t formed Oct. 20.] 
Th(omas> Pigot, of Wadh. 

(William) Musgrave, LL.B. and student in Physic ) ^ „ ^ 
(John) Ballard, M.A. and LL.B. \ ^^'"^ ^'^^^o^^^' 

Ch(arles) Harrys, lay-man ^ 

(William) Gould, Bac. Phys., fellow of Wadham. 
Sam(ucl) Desmasters, Oriel, Bac. I'hys. and fellow. 

(John) Caswell '\ vicepresident of Hart Hall 1 which two were taken in 23 Nov. 
(Michael) Evans, of Ch. Ch. \ (F.) as Dr. Plot told me. 

(In the Almanac for Sept. is a similar list ''— not in Wood's handwriting; the 
parts enclosed in square brackets are possibly in Allam's handwriting; — ) 
Oct. 26, Dr. Wallis. 

Dr. Bathurst. 

Dr. Beiston. 

Dr. Aldrich. 

Dr. Plot. 

Dr. Pit. 

Dr. Gibbins. 

Dr. Thomas Smith. 

Mr. Bernard *. 

Mr. Pullcn. 

Mr. Massey. 

Mr. Hunt. 

Mr. Pigot. 

Mr. Musgravc [B.LL., fellow of New Coll. and student of Physick]. 
Mr. Ballard [M.A., B.LL., fellow of New Colledge and student in 

Mr. Harris. 

Mr. Gould [B.Ph. and fellow of Wadham]. 
Mr. Desmasters [B.Ph. and fellow of Oriel]. 

Ill Dec. following was such a ' conventus ' set up at Dublin by the 
meanes of Dr. Robert Huntingdon, provost of Trin. Coll. ; seconded 
by Dr. Charls Willoughby, who is the chairman; Dr. (Narcissus) 
Marsh, bishop of Femes ; William Molyneaux. And Dr. Huntingdon 

^ in the sense of ' not a member of 
the University ' : see p. 12. 

^ substituted for ' Castell.' See Pes- 
hall's Additions, p. 25. 

^ on the back of the slip W^ood has 
noted in ink the original members of 
this chemical club—' Plot, Ch. Harrys, 
J. Massey, Smith, Bois, Hunt,' see 

supra, p. 75 ; and has written this 
pencil note, ' cr(eated) Bar(on) of the 
Exch(equer) 23 May 167 1.' 

* a scored-out note, in W^ood's hand, 
asks ' Quaere, of what College ? ' there 
being Edward Bernard of S. Jo., John 
Bernard of Bras., and William Bernard 
of Mert. (The first is meant.) 


se<n>t a letter of the products of the first meeting to Dr. Plot about 
the middle of Dec. wherein Mr. Molineux spoke most. 

[Of^ the Philosophical Society at Oxon. 

There is also in this famous University lately established a society 
by the name of " The Philosophical Societie" for the improvement of 
real and experimental philosophy.— In order to the better carrying on 
this generous and usefull designe they have setled a correspondence 
with the Royall Societie at London (of which severall of them are 
fellowes) and with the society at Dublin in Ireland lately established 
there for the same good purpose.— Of this societie are :— 

Dr. John Wallis, Savilian professor of Geometry. 

Dr. Ralph Bathurst, dean of Wells and president of Trin. Coll. 

Dr. Henry Beeston, warden of New Coll. 

Dr. William Levet, principal of Magd. Hall. 

Dr. Henry Aldrich, canon of Ch. Ch. 

Dr. Robert Plot, professor of Chymistry and one of the secretaries of the Royall 

Dr. Robert Pit, fellow of Wadh. Coll. and professor of Anatomy. 

Dr. (William) Gibbons, fellow of S. John s. 

Dr. Edward Bernard, Savilian professor of Astronomy 

Mr. John Massey, now deane of Ch. Ch. 

Mr. . . . Enclusen ^ ) , . 

' , . , o > secretaries. 
Mr. . . . Bambridg ^ S 

Mr. (John) Caswell, treasurer. 

They meet every Tuesday in the afternoone, by the permission of the 
government ^ in the Natural History School. The present officers 
are— Dr. Wallis, president ; Dr. Plot, director of the experiments ; 
Mr. William Musgrave, fellow of New College, secretary ; and Mr. 
John Ballard, fellow of New College, treasurer— which officers hold 
their place for a yeare. St. George's day (23 April) is the anni-. 
versary day of election. No one of the University is admitted, who 
is under the degree of Master of Arts or Bachelor of Law. The way 
of admission and the manner of procedure as to their debates and 
experiments are for the most part the same as what is practised in the 
Royall Societie.] 

1 this note, describing the Society a Edmund Entwisle, M.A. Bras. 5 July 
few years later, is found in Wood MS. 1682, D.D. 1 July 1693. 

F fob 143 b. It is, however, per- ^ John Bainbridge, M.A. Univ. 2 
haps 'copied by Wood from one of the May 1684 ; M.B. 10 July 1688 
editions of [Chamberlaine's] Angliae ' i.e. of the Curators of the Ash- 
Noiiiia, part 2. ^ molcan Museum. 

2 Wood corrects this to ' Entisle.' 

OCT. — NOV. 1683. 79 

Oct. 28, Su., Mris. Elen ^ Low, a yong made, great-ncice to Georg 
Loc, esq., died. Helen Low, daughter of Sir John Low of Shafts- 
bury in Dorset, knight, by . . . daughter and heir of . . . Hyde 
brother to Dr. (James) Hyde ; aet. 25. (She bequeathed) 20//. to 
St. Peter's Church, 20//. to the poore, 10//. to Magd. Hall. 

November.— Nov. 4, Su., report that (Thomas) Pilkington, late 
sherrif of London, was dead. 

Sir James Etheridge ^ of the Inner Temple and j\rr(s.) Katherine 
More of Marlow in Bucks travelled all night on 5 Nov. (i\L). luirly 
at Oxford in the morning ; and having a license from London, were 
married by Mr. (Josiah) Pullen, 6 Nov. (T.), and (die bride) given 
(away) by S^ (Peter) Hele ^ of Qu. Coll. whome Pullen had taken 
up. Laid at the ^ Inn. 

[Convocation*, W., 7 Nov. 1683, Henry Parkhurst, M.A. and 
fellow of C. C. C, who was some time since sent with the lord bishop 
of London's license to preach in Nevis ° where he officiats with good 
success, was allowed to take Bac. of Div. according to the chancellor's 
letters in his behalf.— Henry Parkhurst, M.A. of C. C. C. and minister 
in the isle called Nevis, was actually created Bac. of Div. tho absent, 
M., 17 Dec. 1683.] 

In the beginning of this month was Tangier blowne up and 

Nov. 8, Th., speech in schola linguarum by ]\Ir. (Zacchaeus) 
Isham^ of Ch. Ch. in praise of Sir Thomas Bodle}-. See Oct. 

Nov. 9, P., (Gilbert) Sheringdon«, IM.A., fellow of Br(asenose) 
Coll., died of the small pox. 

Nov. 9, F., Dr. Robert IMorison, bruiz'd at London with the pole 
of a coach hit against his brest, died the next morn, S., Nov. 10; 
buried in St. Martin's-church-in-the-fields. 

[Dr.^ Francis Turner, lord bishop of Rochester and Dr. Lawrence 
Womock, lord bishop of St. David's were consecrated the xith of 
November 1683, Sunday, at Lambeth by Dr. (William) Sandcroft, 

^ < Elen ' substituted for ' Kat.' Pes- 
hall's Additions, p. 12. 

' Peshall's City of Oxford, p. 86. 

' Peter liele, B.A. Queen's 16 Oct. 

* notes in MS. Bodl. 594, pp. 99, 

° one of the Leeward islands. West 


^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 26 
May 1684. 

^ Zacchaeus Isham, B.D. Ch. Ch. 
18 July 16S2. 

' Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
P- 397- 

^ this note is not in Wood's hand. 


A<rch> B(ishop>. Mr. . . . Fox\ student of Christ Church, 
preached the consecration sermon.] 

Nov. 12, M., (John) Brooks ^ M.A. and scholar of Pembr. Coll., 
died of the smdl pox : buried . . . ; son of (Edmund) Brooks of the 

Cr(oss) Keys. r n 

Nov. 13, T., a report that . . . Field ^ M.A. and scholar of C. C. C, 
was dead neare Winchester. 

Nov. IQ, M., fl<anne]) sh(irt). i . 

Nov. 22, Th., paid Mr. Kohn) Fulks, 15^ 6^ for pills and diet drmk taken last 
May, for my hearing. . _ 

Noy. 27, T., (Francis Turner) bishop of Roff. (elect) entertained at New Coll. 

and the next day at Trin. ■, z^t, \ -n^v/ortX 

Noy. 29, Th., received 255 interest for half an yeare of my bro(ther) Rob(ert). 
I then gave him 2s 6d for small beere. . j i 

Nov 20 Th., Henry Waldgrave was married to Henrietta, daughter to the duke 
of York by Mris. Churchill^ The Duke gave her io,ooo/^. Waldgrave is the 
eldest son of the father, which father hath 3000/.-. per annum, quaere [Henry 
Waldgrave (created lord Waldgrave by King James H, 1685) married Henrietta, 
the nftural daughter of King James H. The said Henry Waldgrave was the 
son of Charles Waldgrave of Chewton in Somerset, knight, chief physitian to 
King James H.] 

Nov. 30, F., grin(n)ing and rejoycing of phanatiques at (Robert) 
Pauling's dore upon the news of the conspirators being bayrd^ (Wil- 
liam) Wright, . . . Sheen, . . . Browne (hatter), . . . King (goldsmith). 

After many scholars were return d against the beginning of the 
terme (10 Oct.), the small pox then increased^ in Oxon and in the 

^ probably Thomas Fox, M.A. Ch. ' Robert East, a stranger buryed 

Ch 6 Tuly 1676. There was a Henry ffrom Henery Middelltun s the 4 oft 

Foi, M.A. Ch. Ch. II March 1680.. November ; aged 30 years. Small pox 

^ John Brookes, M.A. Pembr. 4 July ' Isack Keeats the sonn off John 

.5 ^ Keats, was buryed Nov. the 4th ; aged 

nolinFeilder,M.A.C.C.C.9March 5 years. Smallpox. 

, J ' 'William Clinckett, the sonne off 

' . Wood notes Arabella, daughter Edward Clinekett, wass buryed Nov. 

of Sir Winston Cliurcliill ; vide life of the 6th ; aged 7 years. Small pox 

Sir Ch<arles> Sedley ' <in the Jtk.) ' Daniell Thomson, undergraduat off 

5 the words in square brackets are a Exter Colledg wass buryed m the 

later addition. church, November the rjth ; aged 18. 

: The"- ;'f^-the epidemic in '"EUrbeth Pertt the daughter off 

thes months may be seen from these eaptan Pertt, wass buryed Nov. the .2d 

entries from S. Michael's Burials Re- in the North Hell ; aged 9 years. Small 

irister for 168!!, which at this point notes pox.' 

fhe cause of tie death :- ' Edward Hanmore wass buryedNov. 

'William Pertt, the Sonne off Mr. the 28 ; aged 1 1. Small pox. 

GeoTge Pertt, wass buryed in the North ' Thomas Workman wass buryed 

it iTe aisle) October the 23d ; aged ffrom Buckardo, Dec. the 19. aged 29 ; a 

,7 years Small pox.' strange detter. Dted off the small pox. 

NOV. — DEC. 1683. 


colleges. Whereupon those that were lately come left the University 
againe, notwithstanding (the disease) was spread about the country. 
Latter end of Oct. Mr. (Edward) Worsley ^ of Edm. Hall, after his 
returne, fell sick of the small pox ; whereupon six of that house went 
to Stanton St. John's and some into the city. About that time S^. 
(Stephen) Welsted^ and Sr. (Robert) Whitehall sickned in Mert. 
Coll. And 6 Nov. four fell sick in one day at Ch. Ch., viz. (Henry) 
Yelverton (brother to the lord Yelverton) ; S^. (Thomas) Southwell ; 
(Francis) Atterbury' (son of Dr. (Lewis) Atterbury) ; . . . Li the middle 
of this month some parish bells were ordered not to toll for persons, 
becaus many dying frighted people away and caused trading to decay. 
This sickness is supposed to come from a mild winter in 1682. 

December.— [Philippa^ the widdow of Dr. Walter Jones somtimes 
rector of Sunningwell neare to Abcndon in Berks and prebendary of 
Westminster, daughter of Dr. Samuel Fell somtimes deane of Ch. Ch. 
Oxon, and governess of the family ^ of her brother Dr. John Fell 
bishop of Oxon, died suddenly at Great Wycomb in Bucks, in her 
returne from London to Oxon, on, M., 3 Dec. 1683, aged 60. Where- 
upon her body was conveyed to Sunningwell beforemcntioned and 
buried there in the chancell on, Th., the 6 day of the said month by 
the grave of her father Dr. Samuel Fell, beforementioned, in the chan- 
celP.— Her daughter Dorothy was buried there 12 Nov. 1653 ; Samuel 
and Catherine also on the 30 Oct. 1660. Shee left behind her these 
children living, viz. Henry, Walter, Richard, Anne, and Elizabeth.— 
(Arms:—) 'gules, a lyon rampant within a bordure invecked or 

MS. F 4, Wood notes : — ' 20 May 
1687, I saw these obits on severall 
stones at the upper end of the chan- 
cell :— 

Samuel Fell, D.D., dean of Ch. Ch., 
and rector of this church, buried here 2 
Feb. i64f. 

Margaret Fell, his wife, buried 22 
Apr. 1653. 

Thomas Fell, their son, died 31 Aug. 

Elizabeth Fell, a daughter, died 19 
Dec. 1634. 

Martha Fell, died 23 Dec. 1637. 
Thomas Washbourne, son of Thomas 
Washbourne, clerk, and . . . Fell his 
wife, died 10 Aug. 1644. 

— Dr. Walter Jones had a daughter 
married to Mr. William Lloyd.' 


^ Edward Worseley, M.A. S. Edm. 
H. 6 July 1682. 

2 Stephen Welsted, B.A. Mert. 26 
Nov. 1678, M.A. 13 Dec. 1683. 

^ Robert Whitehall, B.A. Mert. 24 
Oct. 1682. 

* Francis Atterbury matric, from 
Ch. Ch. 17 Dec. 1680, B.A. 13 June 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 153. 

^ Wood notes:— 'Dr. Walter Jones, 
son of John Jones of Worcester gent., 
was buried in the abbey church of West- 
minster 16 July 1672 ', 

' family ' in the old sense of ' house- 
hold.' Dean Fell being unmarried, this 
widowed sister managed his household 

^ on a slip inserted at p. 157 of Wood 


(Jones); impaling, argent \ 2 bars sable, the one charged with 2, 
the other with one cross patee fitchee argent [Fell]/] 

Dec. 3, M., Mris. . . . Jones, widdow of Dr. Walter Jones, pre- 
bendary of Westminster and daughter to Samuel Fell sometimes deane 
of Ch. Ch., died suddenly at Great Wickham in her returne from 
London. Buried at Sunningwell by Abendon, neare the grave of her 
father, 6 Dec. (Th.). Her son is rector of Sunningwell. (Arms) 
' gules, lyon rampant within a bordure invecked or.' 

''(Wood 428 A (20) is 'A very copy of the paper delivered ... by 
Algernon Sidney ^ 7 I^ec. 1683', Lond. 1683, in which Wood notes 
' After this speech was delivered by the authour to the sherriffs, they 
delivered it to his majestic to be read : whereupon as the report went 
a proclamation issued out to prohibit the printing thereof; but after- 
wards it came out by authority, otherwise it would have been pnnted 
beyond the seas.') 

Dec. 9, Su., 1683, John Oldham, poet, died; vide vitam. 

Dec 13 Th., in the morning I gave a scio for S^ (William) 
Coward, (Thomas) Lane, (Stephen) Welsted, (Francis) Browne, 
and (Edmund) Martini 

Dec 13, Th., Mr. R(alph) Sheldon with me to look on my tran- 
script and papers which I had done for his sake and he said he would 
^ive me 100//. to print my Bibliotheca^. 

^ [In^ Mr. Sheldon's diary-Dec. 13 at Oxon I told Mr. Wood that 
I would allow him 100//. to the printing of his book. 

Diary. Dec. 13, 1683, wee came to Oxon, I told Mr Wood I 
would allow him 100//. towards printing his book.] 

Dec. 16, Su., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Dec. 16, Su., news came that Mr. (John) Ledgard^ M.A. and 
fellow of Univ. Coll., was lately dead at Baroune in France. A coach 

^ BurTce's General Armory gives the ' these two slips, now inserted in the 
field ofbishopFell'scoatas'or'. Almanac for Nov notes by Wood 

2 Wood 428 A (21) is ' Remarks on of an entry m Sheldon s diary, which he 
Algernon Sidney's paper' Lond. 1683, saw next year, after Sheldon s death, 
which Wood notes to have appeared confirming the above record in his own 
'in the latter end of December, Elkanah diary. Hearne in ^^^f^^ ^^^f ' 
Settle the author.' Wood 428 A (19) Chronicle, Ivi- fy^/^^' 
is ' The arraignment of Algernon Sid- promised Wood an hundred pounds to- 
ney ' Lond. 1684, with Wood's notes for wards printmg the Athenae, which his 

IT f him ^^i^ honourably confirmed to him : but 

^ 3 Edmund Marten, B.A. Univ. 3 May we find later that Wood had to petition 
1679 M A. Mert. 13 Dec. 1683. Brod- hard to get any portion of the promised 

^^lH;:^ JuLhed as the '""^H. Ledgard, M.A. Univ. 4 June 
Athenae Oxonienses. ^^73- 

DECEMBER, 1683. 

ran over him, broke his arme,_.vhich turn'd to a hi^li feaver I rff 
many books to Univ. Coll. library. ° 

Dec. ^^ M terme ended and but 49 matriculated from the be- 
gmnmg thereof to the end-occasioned by the smal pox 
^Dec. 17 or 18, (Charles Mordaunt) lord Mordant di'ed; see Q, 6. 

Isaac Walton died about a week before Xtmas in Dr. (William) 
Ha^kms house at Winchester. Quaere in Richard Hooker (John) 
SlTdtir" Holmepierpont/L in' 

Sec memoire for this month in the life of Dr. Matthew Morgan (in 
the A(h.) m an epistle there that came out this month. 

Mris''' 'V" T' ?T'' 3 ""S' sud.lenly 

Mns. . Lasenby the hostess of the Miter, having about , houres 
before been most strangly affrighted by 3 rude persons, viz.- 

Thomas Baker, M.A. Alls. Coll. 

(John) Aldworth, M.A. Alls. Coll. 

(Ralph) Olive, M.A. Alls. Coll. 

accKlent) These having been drinking at the Mccrmaid tavern newly 

the M t r; were let m by a boy then up. They came as the(y> pre- 
tended to eat somthing. The boy said they were all in bed They 
enquire where the Mris. (Lazenby) lyed. The boy shew'd the window 
(which was a lower window). They thereupon awak'd her and 
desired to have some meat dressed. She said 'twas late and would 
or could not rise. Whereupon they called her Strang names as 
popish bitch,' <old popish whore'; and told her ' shee deserved to 

intrfiir .'"'""P"" """^ ^"Shted, shee fell 

into fits and died at 3 m the morn. [The ' crowner afterwards sate.] 
The Masters examined by the vicechancellor and bishop 

News letter dated Dec. .9, S., that (Henry) Godolphin, fellow of 
Jtaton, IS to be residentiarie of Paul's in the place of Dr. Francis 
Turner bishop of Roff.-That a collection goes about the court and 
judges for a collection for Roger Lestrange for the service he hath 
done the royall partie by his pen. 

Dec. 29, S., (Thomas) Trappam* of Abendon, chirurgian, who 

^ Thomas Edwards, M A S To 3 3 • y ■> 
Apr. 1680. ^^te 29 Jan. i6Sf. 

2 the wnrric ir. -L , * Thomas Trapham, Clark's Rep-. 

scored oul '"'"^^'^ U'"'- O^"- n. i. 1.5; Wood's Fas% 

under the year 1649. 

G 2 


sewed on the old king's head when he was beheaded and said ' he had 
sewed on the goose's head,' was buried in St. Elen's churchyard at 
Abendon under one of the windowes. Trappam was chirurgian to 
Oliver Cromwell at Worcester fight. Vide inter Mertonenses et pnvi- 

legiatos. .,. 

5 March i68J at what time to> workmen were providmg con- 
venience for the lords to sit in parliament in the schools, Dr. (John) 
Wallis, under pretence that his keys were used by the workmen, 
desired mine when he met me (either in the quadrangle or near the 
School <^ate). Whereupon I went home and fetch them and gave 
them into his owne hands: and then (as also when he ask'd me for 
them) he told me I should have them againe. When the Presbyterian 
plot broke out in June (16)83 I then forbore, for feare he shall thmk 
that I should dominere over him. But when the traytors were bayl d 
contrary to all expectation (the news of which came to Oxon 21 Dec. 
(16)83) I then did on Dec. 3 goe to him for the keys ; told him that 
I had leave from the vice-chancellor and that I took my oath, that 
also when he took away the keys he promised me more than once 
that I should have them. He told me that he thought it not con- 
venient and when urg'd to him why he did not think it convenient 
then as formerly, he told me that he loved not to be expostulated 
with, that I was in drink that I talked so with him. So that u I had 
crin<.ed and licked up his spittle, he would have let me have the keys. 
He pointed to the dore, and bid me 'be gone,' with his three corner 
cap. Vide papers in English History of Oxon 1657-58. 

This yeare in the summer time came up a vessel or bason notched 
at the brims to let drinking glasses hang there by the foot so that 
the body or drinking place might hang in the water to coole them 
Such a bason was called a 'Monteigh,' from a fantastical Scot called 
'Monsieur Monteigh',' who at that time or a httle before wore the 
bottome of his cloake or coate so notched wwww. 

168| and 1684 : 36 Car. II : Wood aet. 52. 

(At the beginning of this Almanac are these notes ) 
Dove 1684, \d (the name and price of the Almanac.) 
William Stane, somtimes of Merton Coll., died in the beginning of 

. a slip for ' two ' or ' the.' '3° Nov.' or ' i Dec' ; see above, p. 80. 

thisdate must bewrong; it is either ' 1 Menteith. 

DEC. 1683 — JAN. 1684. 85 

the yeare 1684, afler he had sold his estate at Norton Mandavill 
which he and his ancestors had enjoyed about 200 years or more. 

This yeare about Sept. or Oct. Mr. . . . James, schoolmaster of 
Woodstock, died. At Alls(ouls>, quaere (Ralph) Olive. 

In this Almanac or (16)85 I have entred the death of Thomas 
Payn, a gentleman commoner of Glouc. Hall. He was the son of 
Philip P(ayn) of the Isle of Jersey, esq., aet. 13, Dec. 17, 1680. 

In this or another Almanac before or after I have set downe the 
death of (Frederick) Sagittary \ fellow of Allsouls Coll. In the 
matnc. of Ch. Ch. thus "Feb. 28, 1671 (i.e. ^), Frederick Sagittary, 
aet. 14, films Joachim Frederici Sagittary de Blandford, Dorset, 

Coimscllours and Barristers living in Oxon this yeare. 
Sir Richard Hollotvay, a judge, somtimes Fellow of New Coll. Richard Hol- 
oway never came to St. Marie's while he was barrcster or couiisellour, because he 
thought a D. of D. would take place of him. But when he was made a serjeant 
and judge, then he came constantly and sate next to the bishop, above all the 
doctors. Quaere Gazet when <he was) made a serjeant 

Charls Holloway, commonly call'd Necessity, son of Sarjeant Charles Holloway 
lately deceased. ^ 

SirGeo7ge Pudsey, knight, serjeant at law^ recorder : lives at Ellesficld : never 
togatcd m any University. 

miliam Pudsey, sometimes of Lync. Co\\.\ living in St. Toll's [Kidlington =] 
Sebastzan Smith, gentleman commoner of Ch. Ch., living in St. Martin's parish. 
Charls Croke, sometimes commoner of Lync. Coll.«. living in Allsaints parish. 
Kichard Knapp, sometimes of S. Edm. Hall. 

William Wright, son of alderman William Wright, sometimes of Trin. Coll 
L. . . Beck\ fellow of New Coll., about this time.] 

January.-Jan. 2, W., (John) Pointer, B.A., somtimes canon of 
Ch. Ch., died at his house neare New Inne, aged 84 or thereabouts. 
Buried on the 5 day (S.) at the lower end of the north isle joyning to 
the body of St. Peter's church in the Baylie. Fasti, 1618. 

Jan. 2 \ W., Henry (Jermyn), earl of S. Alban's, died. Buried at 
Arundell- in Sussex, Vide R. 9, Q. 9, 10. 

Jan. 5, S., news came that (William Petre) lord Petre died in 

\ ^^''•J'- P;^"^^" ^^"l-^ Sergeant at Law and recorder of 

on 23 Oct. 1677. the city of Oxford, aged 16'; B.A. 18 

on 23 Jan. i68f. Mar. 16^. 

gentleman commoner of Line. Coll.; ^ added later. Marmaduke Beke, 

matriculated 5 Aug. 1668 'filius Gu- M.A. New C. 15 Jan. 1674 

helmi Pudsey de Stanton St. John, « corrected from ' i or 2 ' 

Oxon generosi; aetat. 16.' 9 substituted for ^at Bury in Suf- 

aclded later as a correction. folk.' 

^ entered Line. Coll. as commoner, ^oLuttrell i. 294. 'William lord 

lb Mar. i67t, son of Richard Croke, Petre died in the Tower of London, F., 


the Tower leaving issue one daughter (Mary Petre). Vide R. 9, Q. 
9; also that (William Paget) lord Paget ^ was dead. 

Jan. 5, S., reported that huts and tents were erected on the Thames 
by London, and that a coach and six horses drove upon the ice^ 

[Saturday ^ Jan. 5, i68f, Richard Fermour of Somerton in Oxford- 
shire esq. died at London, being seized with an apoplexie. Brought 
from London to Somerton. Left behind him issu ] 

Jan. 8, T., Quarter sessions at Oxon. The city surrendred up 
their charter 'at the desire of the earl of Abendon (James Bertie). 
They* then signed only an instrument wherby the(y) gave free 
power to his majesty to confirme or annull all elections of mayors, 
aldermen, baylives, burgesses of parliament, etc., made by them. 

Thursday, 10 Jan., died (Edward Montagu) lord Mountague of Boughton at 
his house in Northamptonshire, at Boughton. 

About the same time died . . . Noel, lord viscount Camden (lately of Magd. 
Coll.). False \ qauere. 

Jan. II, F., Dr. Guy Carlton, bishop of Chichester, died at Chichester— so news 
letter dated 15th (T.). quaere. ^. . r, 

Jan. II, F., the same day Henry (Howard), duke of Norfolk, died. Fash, 


Jan. 12, S., Cornelius Nepos^ lately printed at Oxford, forbidden 
to be sold' be'cause severall matters against the late parliaments and 
in the 'Epistle to the Reader' writ by Leopold Finch of All- 
souls, wherein is put more then was hcensed by Dr. (Timothy) 
Halton, provicechancellor, who threatens (Henry) Cruttenden the 
printer to commence a suit against him. 

Jan. 13, Su., in the morning at S. Marie's Dr. (Robert) Say being 
out of his' sermon, after he had proceeded half way very well, was 
called downe twice by the bedell from command of the vice- 

4 Jan. i68| after five yeares and severall succeeded as sixth baron in 1678, died 

weeks imprisonment there,' Wood's note 1713. _ ^ ^ . 

in Wood 427 (48) ' The declaration of ^ see Luttrell 1. 294, 295 ; Evelyn s 

the lord Petre upon death/ Lond. 1684, diary under dates 9 Jan. and 24 Jan. 

which he ' received in a letter dated at and 5 Feb. i68|. . 

London, Th., 10 Jan. i68| from Mr. ^ note on a slip at fol. 290 of Wood 

Arthur Charlett, proctor of the Univer- MS. E i. Wood has Pedigree of Fer- 

sitie of Oxon, A. Wood.' Wood 427 ^^^^^ of Somerton m W ood Mb. t 31, 

Cao") is ' Observations on a paper inti- fol. 44. 

tuled " The declarations of lord Petre " ' this second sentence is a correction 

' which Wood notes to be ' written of the first, 

by* Mr. Henry Care, authour of the ^ Baptist Noel, viscount Campden, 

Pacquet of Advice from Rome, Jan. died 29 Oct. 1683. 

^ggl , 6 translated by various Oxford men, 

^%lse'. William lord Paget, who Oxf. 1684 ; Wood 229. 

JANUARY^ 1684. . 87 

chancellor. He repeated over and over, and could not come in 
againe, amazed. 

14 Jan., M., (Richard Arundell) lord Arundel) of Trerise died ^ 

Jan. 18 or 19, Barbara', lady Grandison, mother to the duchess^' 
of Castlemayne, was buried in St. Martin's-church-in-campis. 

Jan. 19, S., I heard that Isaac Walton died last Dec. in Dr. 
(William) Hawkins his house at Winchester. See Dec. 1683. 

Fleur de liz rent of Kit and use for the hundred pound that . . . 
Stonor had and 50^. interest for halfe a yeare for 100 (//.) 

Jan. 26, S., to Wilcox for a new perwig, i//. 7^. 6r/. 

Jan. 27, Su., news came to Allsouls Coll. that Anthony Wolverido-e 
M.A. and fellow there, was lately dead of the smal pox ^ at London' 
Somtimes chaplain to Joseph (Henshaw), bishop of Peterborough 

[Convocation ^ M., 28 Jan. i682, Lancelot Blackbourne ^"b.A. 
and student of Ch. Ch., engaged in an employment in his majestie's 
service in one of his forreigne plantations, was allowed to take ]\I A 
by virtue of the chancellor's letters. 

Francis Bragg, fellow-commoner of Wadham Collco-c of full 
standing for the degree of B.A. and by the parliamem sittin- at 
Oxford was constrained to leave the University and to enter himself 
mto the Lms of Court with an intention to study the Law contrary to 
the first directions of his friends, and being now returned back to his 
College, was allowed to take M.A. 

In the same Convocation, M., 28 Jan. i68^^, an acquittance was 
read whereby the chancellor masters and scholars of the University 
set their hands for the receipt of 500//. in part of the residuary estate 
devised to the Universitie by Sabina Meriton alias Bowes, gentle- 
woman, by her last will and testament dated M., 15 Oct. 1683.]' 

[T., 29 Jan.^ 168}, John Aldworth, M.A. and fellow of Alls Coll 
made a recantation in the Congregation then held 'for committing' 
enormous and riotous actions and misdeameanours, and that at 

bl^'An..? 1^%"^/™"^'^^' 'T''^ Castlemayne, and created duchess of 
^r/dtr'n 68^ ^''^'"''''^ 3 Aug. 1670 by her adul- 

^ 2 V ^^^"^ terer Charles II. 

daughter of Paul Bayning, first viscount Dec. 1683, i Jan 168^ 

Baynmg, widow (i) of William Villiers ^ notes in MS. BodL'co. p 108 

SaTltv-ir"' ""'"f""', -Lancelot Blackburne'lBac. of Ch. 

Charles Ixlhers, second earl of An- Ch., a minister in Nevis, was created 

3 -A' K,.. .nr ^ t^"" ''^'^^t 4 Feb. i68| note in 

Barbara Villiers, daughter of Wil- MS. Bodl. 594, p. gg 

ham ViUiers, second viscount Grandi- ^ note in MS. Bodl ^^04 p q2 See 

son, wife of Roger Palmer earl of s^cpra, p. 83 ^' ^ 


unseasonable time in the night, in company with others at the Mitre 
inn by giving scurrulous and contumelious language to the innholder 
thereof, whereby he brought a great scandal on the University and its 
discipline and a reproach on religion and good manners.' The same 
x^'ords were repeated at the same time by Ralph Oliffe, socius and 
M.A. of Allsouls, and Thomas Edwards, M.A., socius S. Joh., engaged 
in that riot.] 

Jan. 30, W., fl(annel> sh(irt>. 

Dec.^ 15, Sat., (1683) a great deal of snow fell; a child or two 
going to Wheatly starv'd to death at the bottome of Shotover. Frost 
followed ; and continued extreem cold. Innocents day, Friday, Dec. 
28, a very cold day. Wednesday night, 2 Jan., <i68f> my bottle of 
ink frose at the fier side; Thursday night, the like; Friday night, 
Jan. 4, the like. Weather so cold, as not the like knowne by man. 
Sat., Sunday (Jan. 5, 6> extreame cold. Monday (Jan. 7> it gave a 
little. Thursday the 10 and Friday 11 it gave and thaw'd so that the 
spouts ran and the snow and some ice went away. Jan. 13, at night 
(Sunday) it frose againe and by degrees till the 22 day it was then as 
cold as in the former frost. Jan. 22 (T.) at night and 23 day (W.) 
extreame cold ; Jan. 23 (W.) at night extreame cold ; Jan. 24 (Th.) very 
cold, the quil would not run ; and so continued till (M.) 4 Feb. and then 
in the evening it began to thaw which continued till 8 Feb. (F.) frost 
in the morning. So for severall mornings following Httle frosts. Did a 
great deal of mischief. In gardens killed laurel, bayes, philery hedges. 
^ February.— Samuel Crosman {7iot Crosland, as elswhere) B.D. 
Cantab, and deane of Bristow, died there about the middle (of) Feb. ; 
died (M.) 4 Feb. 1683 (i.e. |>. Buried in the chancell of the 
cathedral. (Vide) S. 6; vide the life of Richard Toogood (in the 
Ath.). He hath published some things. 

Feb. 5, T., (John) Glanvill of Trin. Coll. (son of Mr. (Julius) 
Glanvil of Halywell) declaimed in the Natural Philosophy schoole on 
this thesis ' contra translatores,' where he fell foul on Thomas Creech^ 
of Allsouls because he stood against him for a fellowship there last 
All hall(ows-tide) and Creech carried it. 
Feb. 6, W., mus(ic) night. 

Feb. 9, Egge-saturday, 90 bachelaurs presented ad determinandum. 

1 on the back of this slip is an ad- ^ whose translation of Lucretius had 
dress ' For Mr. Anthony a Wood.' See come out in 1682, and in a second eai- 
Luttrell i. 294, 295, 297, 301. ^ion in 1683. 

JAN. — FEB, 1684. 89 

Feb. 14, Th., with the president of JMagd. Coll. (Henry Clerk) to 
see some admission registers. He told me after a great deal of paus 
and shifting that ' he would be ready to serve me ' (he serves not me 
but the publick^) 'and would send for me the next week' (that 
is, after he hath found out things of his owne to employ me).— 
Chimney swept, '^d. 

Feb. 16, S., died Francis Bamf<icl)d^- vide vitam. 

Wheras the city had made an instrument whcrby they surrendred 
up their liberties, (which they) did by the desire of the earl of 
Abendon with promise that they should have other liberties added, 
they petitioned the king to have those matters following added to 
their charter, viz. 

(1) , that the mayor pro tempore be Justice of the Peace for the county; 

(2) , that there be 8 aldermen ; 

(3) , a horse faire every first Tuesday in Lent for 3 days ; 

(4) , a haire^ market every week, viz. of cattle, before the Theater ; 

(5) , that the University have no i)owcr over them in the night watch. 

Discussed at the councill^ board 19 Feb., Tuesd., and their petition 
thrown out. Debauch the scholars and spoyle their studies. 

The ^ city having surrendred up their charter upon the desire of the 
earl of Abendon (James Bertie) with this condition that they should 
not loose by it, it was accordingly surrendred and he did very much 
endeavour to get all the privileges he could and so deminish those 
of the University. But being frustrat in his designe and kept back 
by the Universitie('s) friends, he took occasion in severall companies 
to^ talke against the Universities, particularly at Astrop w^ell in Aug. 
this yeare. His servants follow him, particularly . . . ]Maund the 
master of the horse. Who being liberal that way at the Cross Inn, 2 
Oct. this yeare, gave occasion for one captain . . . Colt" sometime'of 
. . . Coll., M.A., to quarrell with him for his language then given 
before him, after he had desired him to desist from it several times. 

Feb. 20, Wedn., wee chose Mr. John Massey for proctor for the 
yeare ensuing, in the Warden's lodgings— present Dr. (John) Conant 
subwarden; Mr. (William) Bernard; Mr. (John) Massey; Mr.' 
(John) Edwards; Mr. (Edward) Slaughter; and my selfe. 

Feb. 23, S., news letter saith that Mr. . . . May, under-governour 

MVood's work in preparing the Mhis is found at the beginning of the 

bemg for the general benefit. Almanac marked ' additions to Febr. 

3 see Luttrell i. 302. and Oct.' 

Wood notes 'quaere, a Haire (?) ^ Edward Colt, M.A. Oriel 2X Tune 

^'T' 1679. 
1. e. the Privy Council. 


of Windsor Castle, was dead. [He^ died Feb. 19, T.— about which 
time the countess of Sunderland ^ died.] 

Wheras St. Mathias used alwaies to be 24 Feb. and this yeare be- 
cause of leap-year 25 Feb., the archbishop (William Bancroft) ordered 
that it should be kept as to rehgious service on the 2 4th3 by his 
papers to be read in churches in his province, Su., 17 of the same 
month. The Romane breviaries say that when there be 29 dayes in 
Febr., then Mathias is to be on the 25th; ergo, the archbishop is 

Feb. 29, F., Mr. (Robert) Jarman left us to go to London and die 

Feb. 29, F., hearing at the Sizes about the riot; the jury brought 
(Philip) Dodwell in not guilty. The riot was in Apr. last. 

March.— Mar. 4, T., Mr.^ (William) Hac(ket) and his w(ife) 
left us to go to London in order for Barb(adoes) : 8 Apr., 
lau(n)ched out. He sent a letter to Dr. (John) Conant dated 
14 Apr. 

Mar. 5, W., Convocation wherein the degree of Dr. of Physic was 
granted ' to Martin Lyster of Yorkshire for giving to the University 
severall coines and other matters of antiquity. He was not there 
then; (by) diploma, quaere. Fasii, 1680. 

Mar. 6, Th., cl(ean) sheets and shirt. 

Mar. 7, F., St(ephen) Penton^ resign d up his principality of 
Edmund hall into the hands of the vicechancellor ^ who sent the 
resignation that morning to Queen's Coll. Resign'd it for health 

Mar. 15, S., Thomas Crostwayt elected principal: vide Edmund 
Hall notes. 

Mar. 21, F., Dr. Nathaniel Heighmore died. 

Mar. 22, S., term ended and proctor (Arthur) Charlet concluded 
his office with a speech in the Theater, much in praise of the bache- 
laurs. 140 matriculated this Lent terme. 

the ink of this part of the note is ^ Stephen Penton was rector of Wath, 

Yorks, 27 Sept. 1693, and died 18 Oct. 

very faded. — . x ^ — 

2 Anne Digby, daughter of George 1706. His monumental inscription says 
Digby earl of Bristol, wife of Robert he was born at Winchester, was fellow 
Spencer second earl of Sunderland. of New Coll., principal of S. Edmund 

3 Feb. 24th this year was second Hall, rector of Glympton co. Oxon., 
Sunday in Lent. Tingswick co. Bucks, and prebendary 

4 see 8 May 1682. of Ripon. See Whitaker s Richmond- 

5 by virtue of the Chancellor's letters shire ii. pp. 187-192. 

dated, Th., 28 Feb. ; MS. Bodl. 594, ' John Lloyd, principal of Jes. Coll. 
p. 109. 

FEB.— APRIL, 1684. 


M., 24 Mar., 168 J, Mr. . . . Ralphson a nonconformist was buried. 
So Mr. (John) Aubrey in a note on the backside of tlie hfe of Mr. 
Thomas Bri^:htman, 3rd vol. Collectanea. 

Mar. 25, T., Henry Okever, gentleman-commoner, Trin. Coll., of 
Okeover in Staff., died\ (Arms :— )' ermine on a cheif 3 roundells.' 

[Henry Okever 2, I>,ach. of Arts and commoner of Trmity College, youngest son 
of Sir Rowland 0:<ever of Okever in Staffordshire, knight, died in Trin. Coll., T., 
24 March (Lady Day) 1684, aged 24 or thereabouts; and was buried in Magdalen 
parish church. (Arms :— )' ermine, on a cheif gules 3 bezants.'] 

Mar. 27, Th., paid goodwife i'ayne her quarteridge, 5J-. 

[Mar.-' 27, Maundy Thursd., died, at Carlile, Edward Rainbow, D.D., bishop of 
Carlilc] From Mr. (Thomas) Tully of Edmund hall, chancellor of Carlile— 
'lulward Rainbow, D.D., died 26 March (\V.) early in the morn, at his castle 
called Rosse Castle, and was buried 29 of the same month (S.) in the churchyard 
of Dalston under the chancell wall whereon was a plaine stone laid over him.' 
Rosse Castle is in the parish of DalsLon, about 5 miles distant from Carlile. See 
in Dr. Thomas Smith (in the See in Fasti, 1628. News letter dated 12 

Apr. (S.) saith that Dr. (Thomas) Smith, deane of Carlile, is to succeede. (Dr. 
(Thomas) Smith somtimcs fellow of Queen's Coll. was made deane of Carlile 
upon the promotion of Dr. Guy Cadton to the bishoprick of IJristow). (Thomas) 
Musgrave, somtimcs of Queen's Coll., son of Sir Christopher S prebendary' of 
Durham, succeeds in the deanery of Carlile (ut fcrtur) when Smith is conse- 

^ [16845, March 28, F., John ITawkyns, one of the Bible Clerks of Mert. Coll., 
died in the house of his grandfather Richard Flawkyns, a paintcr-stayner, one of 
the 13 or the Mayor's Associats of the city of Oxon, and was buried, Su.' March 
30, in the north churchyard of All Saints church Oxon.] 

March (and) April, agues very frequent in Oxon, of several} 

April.— Apr. i, T., paid goodwife Watson the laundress her 
quarter, ^s. 

Apr. I, T., in the news letter that then came 'tis said that Sir 
Leoline Jenkyns had resign'd his place, and Sydney Godolphin 
succeeded. He still retaines his place of commissioner of the 

In Easter week" died major William Whorwood, equeirie to the 
Queen and keeper of the goods at Somerset house, yonger brother to 
Brome Whorwood of Halion. He died i Apr., Easter Tuesday ; see 
notes ^ p. 37. 

^ his epitaph is in Wood MS. F 29 A 
on a slip at fol. 335. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 153. 

^ this part of the note is scored out, 
being corrected by the next part. 

* * Christopher' is underlined for cor- 

rection, and apparently ' Ph(ilip) ' siib- 
stituted for it. 

^ note in Wood AIS. E 33. 

^ Easter day this year fell on 30 


In the same week, as 'tis said/ died (William Brouncker) lord 
Brounkar^ Fasfi, 1646. 

About the beginning of this month Walter DarrelP, D.D., somtimes 
of Ch Ch., prebendary and archdeacon of Winton and rector of 
Crawley neare Winton, died at Winton. [He ' died 29 March, aged 
74; sepultus apud Dr. (Robert) Sharrock succeeded him m 

the archdeaconry.] 

About the beginning of this month (Richard) Thompson preben- 
dary of Bristow (somtimes of Univ. Coll.) was made deane of Bristow 
in the place of (Samuel) Crossman some time since dead. Installed 
on Trinity Sunday (25 May) 1684. No merits in him for it, but 
that he was brought upon his knees before the Parliament 1680 for 
being against petitioning for a parliament. 

Apr. 6, (Low Sunday), Mr. (William) Lloyd of Jesus Coll. 
repeated. The same person that made the musick speech, 1682. 

Dr. Edward Rogers, D.D. and senior Fellow of Magd. Coll., died 
ther, Sunday, 6 Apr. 

rEdward Rogers ^ D. of D., Divinity-reader, and senior fellow of Magdalen 
College, died, Su., 6 Aprill 1684, aged 67 or therabouts ; ^^^^ was ^^^^"f^^^ 
outer chappell of Magd. Coll. neare to the north pillar and Mr. (Wilham) Brown s 
monument stone. He was the son of Edward Rogers of Lethered - ^--J 
aud had been severall yeares rector of Haulton neare Wheatly m Oxfordshire 
(Arms :-)' argent, a chevron between 3 bucks (or ro-bucks) passant sable arm d 

and attir'd or.'] , . , r -r. • ^ 4-^ 

Letter W., Apr. 9, reports Dr. W<illiam) Goulston, bishop of Bristow to be 
dead; hastned by the promotion of (Richard) Tompson to be deane between 
whom there was no right understanding. Died (F.) Apr. 4 ; see m Guy Carleton ; 
see S. 6. 

Apr. 9, W., (Henry) Gandy of Oriel, proctor of the University, 
left his placed and in his speech complained much of the wearing of 
mourning gownes by all degrees so that in his walks he did not know 
an Undergraduat from a Bachelor, nor a Bachelor from a Master, nor 
a Master from either ; and desired the respecdve heads of houses to 
take care against the wearing of them. 

Apr 10, Th., Fleur de liz rent of Kit, and iH. 5s. for half an year's interest of 
.oii I expected then iH. 5^. for a quarter yeare's rent interest of an 100 /e. but 
he did not let it out. So one quarter is lost, and I am not to receive one quarter s 
rent for it till Midsomer day. 

1 in Wood MS. D 19 (2) fol. 112, ' note in Wood MS. F 4 p 153. 
are some abusive Imes on his death. ; the new P-^^^^ /^^^^^^^J^^! 

2 Walter Dayrell. Merton, and Philip Clerke, Magd. C. , 

3 notes added later. MS. Bodl. 594, P- 109. 

buried in Winchester Cathedral. 

APRIL, 1684. 9^ 

Apr. 12, S., news that Brome Whorwood was dead at London. 
He died at Westminster in the Old Palace Yard on that day, Sat., 12 
Apr. Fasti ^ 1642. 

20 Feb. i68f after the societie^ had elected Mr. John Massey to 
be their proctor, the warden and society (met in the warden s 
lodgings) appointed a day to elect 5 batchelor fellows, which day was 
to be M., 14 Apr. 1684. Apr. 12, S., the warden deferred the 
election till Wedn., Apr. 16. Apr. 15, Tuesd., Dr. (Thomas) King, a 
physitian of Aylesbury, brought a mandamus from the King to elect 
his son 2 (of Wadham Coll.) actually bachelor fellow. About 3 that 
afternoone the warden and fellows met in his lodgings and after 3 
hours discourse, they resolved to have that mandamus annulled and in 
the meane time defer the election to another convenient time. 18 
Apr., F., Dr. (John) Conant, Dr. (John) Bateman, and Mr. (Wil- 
liam) Bernard went to London to annull the king's mandat. Apr. 19, 
S., (they) presented a petition in the College's name to the arch- 
bishop (William Bancroft) at Lambeth to do them right he perused 
it; and they din'd with him. Went to Windsor, Apr. 21, M., got 
of(f) the mandamus^ by the favour of the duke^ of Ormond (James 
Butler). Return'd to Oxford, Th., i May. 30 May, F., six bache- 
lors elected; vide post. 

Apr. 16, W., first day of the terme, alderman William Wright 
appeared at the King's Bench barr where he was severely check'd by 
Lord Chief Justice (George) Jefifry. He pleaded not guilty to a long 
information for publishing scandalous libells and other words viz. that 
' the king and duke are brothers in iniquity, and if Etheocles ^ did ill 
must not Poli7iices know of it?' Lord Chief Justice asked him 'if it 
were Oxford wit,' that also ' he should say that if Magna Char/a 
would not do it Longa Sparta ' should do the busines.' Lord Chief 
Justice told him ' every pitifull mechanick rascall instead of mending 
their shop tools pretended to mend the government.' Lord Chief 
Justice ' was in doubt whether to bayle him or not, because his words 
were rather high treason than grand misdemeanour,' etc. Four then 

^ Merton College. 

2 Charles King, B.A. Wadh. Coll. 
23 Jan. i68f ; Gardiner's Reg. Coll. 
Wadh. p. 330. 

^ the archbishop of Canterbury is 
Visitor of Mert. Coll. 

* the unexpressed condition of this 
withdrawal was probably an under- 
standing that Charles King "should be 

elected. Brodrick's Merton, p. 297. 

^ Ormond was Chancellor of the Uni- 

substituted for ' Eteocles.' 

^ i. e. a long rope — Jeffreys' anticipa- 
tion of the Scotch judge's summing up 
that the accused was ' a very clever man 
but would be none the worse of a hang- 


were appointed to give in bayle of 5000/2'. a piece ; yet but two only 
did, viz. his lame son and Mr. Dew his son-in-law. Whereupon he 
was committed to custody to the King's Bench prison. It was 
then certified in court that Brome Whorwood was dead, by an 
attorney upon oath. Etheocles and Polinices, two tyrants of Thebes 
and brothers— see Statius. All that know alderman William Wright 
never knew him to be guilty of so much learning as to know these 
names and similes. 

News letter dated, W., 16 Apr., saith that Dr. William Sherlock was made 
preacher of the Temple, in the place of Dr. . . . Ball deceased, by the king the 
Saturday before. 

21 Apr., M., paid Mr. Janes my battles for Lady day quarter, in the buttery m 
the presence of proctor (John) Massey and Mr. (Thomas) Prince. 

Apr. 24, Th., Thomas Crostwait admitted principal of Edmund 
Hall by Dr. (John) Lloyd, vice-chancellor. Vide in Edmund Hall ; 
vide Oct. sequent. 

[Basill Wood \ somtimes a captaine in the king's army and a great sufferer for 
the king's cause, in respect to which Dr. John Fell deane of Ch. Church gave to 
him the head-butlership of the said house, died at his liouse in Pennyfarthing 
Street, W., 30 April 1684 and was buried in St. Michael's church Oxon neare to 
the grave of his father. (Arms :— )' gules, 3 demie savalges (or wild men) argent, 
with clubs in their hands leaning on their right shoulders or.'-BasiU Wood, the 
father Dr. of the Lawes, fellow of Allsoules College, chancellour of St. Asaph 
and Rochester, was buried in S. Michael's church before mentioned, on the last of 
Nov 1644: he died in Lyncolne College.- . . .\ wife of Basil Wood (the son) 
butler of Ch. Ch., daughter of . . ., died 10 May at night 1684 and was buried by 
her husband who died about a fortnight before.-Her son named . . . Wood a 
chirurgion ^ was buried by his grandfather in 1683. 

Alexander Wood, of Shynewood in Shropshire. 

Basil Wood, LL.Dr., second son, sometimes fellow of Alls. Coll., 
afterwards chancellor of St. Asaph and Roff. 

Thomas Wood, Basill Wood 

sometimes fellow of Mert. Coll. who died 1684.J 

May.— May i, Th., paid my taylour for making a lac'd creap 
gowne, 6s. Sd. ; cost of alderman (Thomas) Fifield, 40^. out of the 
shop, 26 Apr., S. It looks russet, and he cheated me. 

1 notes in Wood MS. F 4, P- 152. Ch. Ch.) died of the small pox. Sept 

2 Wood gives here a coat, apparently buried in S. Michaels church 
intended for her gules, 2 bars ar- Sept. 3, 1691 ; sister to Sir Charles 

, Hedges.' The words ' St. Marie's bell 

on a slip in Wood MS. F 4, p. i57, tol'd for her funerall at 9 at night ' are 

Wood notes wife of Basil Wood scored out. 

chirurgion (son of Basil Wood butler of 

APRIL — MA V, 1684. 
May 4, Su., cl(ean> sheets. 

[5 Mayi, M., 1684, Convocation, wherein the answer of the chan- 
cellor, masters, and scholars of the University were read and pub- 
lished ' ad billam in cancellaria per regios typographos nuper ex- 
hibitam. J 

da^^ 5, M., received of my brother Robert half an year's rent due last Lady 

l^rtt" Xf"t^ of May I^r. John ^ Lake, bishop of Man, was translated to 
Bnstow. I his I heard from Mr. (Andrew) Allum, 8 May, Th. See in August. 

May 8, Th, . . . Harrow, a freshman of Magd. Hall, drown'd^— 
reviv d, quaere. 

May xi, Sunday, Dr. Daniel Whistler, president of the College of physitians 

nohuthstandmghe had married a widdow of 700//. per annum joynter and go 
1500/2. per annum by his practice. ^ 

May 16, F., Short's letter saith another plot is discovered. T^a/se 

May 22, Th., monsier (owes me) 25^. 

May 28, W., . . . Berryman^ a servitour of Oriel, drown'd about 
Kmg s Mill— reviv' d. 

May 29, Th., Great Tom rang out inter horas 8 et o. The first 
lime it rang ^ 

[Convocation ^ F., 30 May 1684, chancellors letters were read in 
behalf of Francis Rogers, some yeares since of Exeter Colleo-e who 
was 7 years standing before he parted thence, in which time he' per- 
formed most of his exercise for the degree of UA., but beino- com- 
manded into his majestie's service, hath spent 8 yeares in Syria the 
Mediterranean, and the West Indies, and being now returned, is yet 
engaged m one of his majesty's shipps of war whereby he is hindred 
of making his personal appearance at Oxford, to be diplomated 
M.A.] ^ 

May 30, F., election at Mert. Coll; two Northamptonshire men 
brought in by the means of (John) Conant and (Thomas) Lane to 
make up votes for Conant to be warden ^. 

note in MS. Bodl. 594 p. no. ' drowned dead.' 

MS. has 'Edward' underlined for ^ George Berriman son of Charles 

ITTCnB ^''r 7^'^ Or!:? 

; tr V . ^? Dugdale in Catalogue College 15 Feb. 168^ aet 16 
of Nobility; Translated (according to ^ after being re-cas^'. 
Hardy s le Neve) 12 Aug. 1684. John « note ia MS. Bodl. 594 p. no 

. ^fJ^omasClaytof^nowgrow^ 

; Wood iLe Mayne Reid, distin- ZttLS^oltt^^^tr l^^ 
guishes between ' drowned ' and trived to live till 1693 


Latter end of May, Sir Edward Low somtimes fellow of New 
Coll., afterwards one of the Masters of the Chancery, died at London. 
He had sold his place before to Dr. (John) Edisbury. Entred into 
LL. Dres (in the Fasti). 

June. June 2, M., received of monsieur ^s. use money due 

last 22 May. 

7 June, S., Mr. Robert Jarman, fellow of Merton College, died at 
Wimbledon in Surrey. Buried in the hospital church of S. Thomas 
in Southwark, quaere Dr. (John) Conant. 

June 8, Su., I went to Weston in Mr. (Ralph) Sheldon's coach. 
Returned, M., 23 June. 

June 9, Munday, a Convocation in the afternoone, wherein a letter 
of thanks was read and approved, pen'd by John James (deputy 
Orator), directed to Sir George Mackenzie, Lord Advocate of Scot- 
land, for the service he had done his majesty in writing and pubKsh- 
ing his learned piece entit./z/>r regium etc., against Dolman, Napthali, 
Milton ^ etc., which book he had dedicated to the Universitie. 

[1684 ^ W., June xi, S. Barnabas day, John Duncombe, M.A., late 
chaplayne of Merton College, now rector of Seisham in Northts, and 
Sarah Evans, daughter of . . . Evans, late rector of the said place, 
were married in S. John Bapt. church.] 

About the middle of this month a strong report went abroad that 
Baptist Levinz, D.D. late fellow of Magd. Coll., had the grant of the 
bishoprick of the Isle of Man from the earl of Derby (William George 
Richard Stanley), by the endeavour of Sir Creswell Levinz his 
brother, and that the patent was drawn up. [Not yet true, Jan. 
(16)84 i.e. |.] 

17 June, T., (Edmund) Marshall S M.A. and fellow of Univ. Coll., 
minister of Pidington, died : buried in that College chapel. (Entered) 
in Mr. (Obadiah) Walker (in the J//2.). 

June 17, T., the earl of Abendon (James Bertie) was affronted at 
the Cross Inn at night by (John) Willis and (Michael) Bold. Earl 
of Abendon laid there, because he was mustering the militia. 

Thursd., 19 June, a bannimus was stuck up in the usuall and com- 
mon places of the University by the order of Dr. Timothy Halton the 

1 in Wood 423 (58) Wood explains John Milton ' Defensio pro populo 

tbese books to be Nicholas Doleman Anglicano.' 
(alias Robert Parsons, the Jesuit) ^ note in Wood MS. E 33- 
' Treatise concerning the broken sue- ' added at a later date Baptist 

cession of the Crown of England' Levinz was consecrated 15 Mar 1 6b ^ 
Lond. 1655 ; Naphtali, a book written * Edmund Marshall, M.A. Univ. 26 

by a Scot named (Sir James Stewart); Oct. 1675. 


deputy Vice-chancellor wherby were expelled the University, Michael 
Bold (commoner of Merton Coll.) and John Willis (bachelor of Arts 
and student of Ch. Ch.) for disturbance of the publick peace in the 
Cross Inn yard 17 June at 10 or 11 at night, the Lord Leivtenant of 
the countie (earl of Abendon) being lodged there, whome they also 
affronted when he came out of his chamber there to make peace, which 
they strived to break by endeavouring to pump a wench of that inn 
for neglectmg to wait upon them, when the house was full of militia 
soldiers—Michael Bold went afterwards to Trinity Hall in Cambridge 
and had a copie of verses in Cambridge book on the death of King 
Charles II, which book was given to King James II, 25 March 1685 
20 June, F., Sir Thomas Armstrong \ knight, suffered at Tyburne 
for bemg m the crop-ear'd plot, aged 60 or thereabouts, having before 
(as 'tis said) been forgiven by his majesty for committing 2 murders 
since his restauration. 

24 June, T., Midsummer day, my ever honored friend Raph 
Sheldon of Beoly, esq., died at Weston about 10 in the morning a-ed 
61 (4 Aug. following 2) and was buried by his ancestors in the chappell 
of Our Lady there on the 10 July following. 

June 27, F., I went to Weston, being sent for thither by the exe- 
cutor^ of Mr. Sheldon deceased, to take order about the funerall. 
June 29, Su., I returned by Steeple Barton from Weston to see the 
scutcheons, streamers, shuffrons, hatchment made. 

Dr. (Thomas) Smith, deane of Carlile (somtimes of Queen's Coll.) ^v.s con- 
secrated bishop of Carlile at York (Su.) 29 June (S. Peter's day) by John (Dolben) 
archbishop of \ork, (Nathaniel) Crew bishop of Durham, and Dr. (John) Lake 
late bishop of Man and then bishop elect of Bristow. 

July.— In the beginning of this month was a new arch made under 
Magd. Bridge for the river Cherwell to pass under it, and the rest of 
(the) bridge beyond it repaired at the charg of the country^ or 
B(rome) Whorw(ood). 

4 July, F., I went to Weston againe with the painter (Wise) and a 
man to carry the furniture for the funerall. July 6, Su., in the after- 
noon, after I had caused the hall at Weston, staircase, dining roome, 
roome of state, to be hung with scocheons, Mr. Sheldon's body laid 

Tnlrfr^^'^'^r'f. circumstances relating to Sir Thomas 

June 1684; Luttrell 1. 309, 310, 311. Armstrong/ Lond. 1684. 

I't^t 1 P-ceedings ^ i. e. on his next birthday (4 Aug.) 

agamst Sir Thomas Armstrong ' Lond. he would haye completed his 6 1 st year. 

no tiir r^^^'/" ' ^^Iph Sheldon of Barton, his 

no. 62). Wood 428 A (30) is 'An heir. 

mipartial account of all the material * i. e. county. 



in state and was viewed by above 500 country people. The 7, 8, 9 
<M T W ) in the afternoone he laid in state from 2 till 6. July 10, 
Th'at 'six in the morning his body was carried from Weston m a 
charriot hung with scocheons and streamers, the 6 horses with 
scocheons and shuffrons and about 8 couples of blacks before, besides 
4 streamers and myself. About 2 of the clock wee arrived at Beoly 
church, where he was buried. Afterwards <I> din d at Skills Th., 
last of July I came to Oxon and the next day I return d to Weston 
where I continued till. F., 22 Aug. at what time were brought with me 
in a waggon the MSS. and pedigrees that Mr. Sheldon bequeathed to 
the Herald's office. 

<I„ MS. Rawl. D olim 1290 Wood has a summary • of the provisions of Ralph 
Sheldon's Will : of which the following may be "ff^^'^- 

_ 'By indenture i Aug. 1679 he setles on Ralph Sheldon of B"'™ 
Oxon. esq. his kinsman and heir the manors of Beoly '^""•^^SOTn., 
Weston, Barcheston, etc, in com. Warwick; also Skills wth the park there m 

"Toorr^iet'to six godsons (William Griffyn of Bickmersh is one); ,oU. 
a piece to three god-daughters. 

A farm near Skilts to Onesymus Ch. Bayock. 

To William Croft, a lodging constantly allowed him at Weston house, hey for 
his horse and stable-roome, and 20H. annuity durmg life. 

Item, to my good freind and fellow-antiquary Mr Antony ^ ^^ ood of MerU>n 
College Oxon I give 40/^., desiring him to see my old pedegrees and all my MS 
Loks and other papers (excepting what are written with mine owne handwntmg) 
1^0 be deliveld into'the Herald's Office neare Paul's Wharfe London that they be 
put in a cupboard apart from others.') 

{Lt/e^ of Ralph Sheldon of Beoly.) 
[Ralph Sheldon, son of William Sheldon, borne of an antient, 
gentile, and wealthy family at Beoly in Worcestershire, 4 Aug 1623, 
<was> educated in juvenile and grammaticall learning in his father s 
house, under . . Woodhop the preist of the house. At 19 yeares o age, 
in the beginning of the civiU warrs in England, he went to travell into 
France and Italy, saw severall famous cities there, but made Roome his 
head quarters. After he had spent 4 yeares, he returned the warr m 
England being then ceased, and took to wife Henrietta Maria Savage 

. this paper, I believe, is the one and Napiers given in these ff^'J^l 
tms pape , , ^ery suggestive ofthe amount of English 

'm.ssmg' from O. C. 8494 (Wood vj^ fcg^^^ ^^^^ 

"f-tL^tcount of Ralph Sheldon is in the r^^^ « ^^^^^^ 
Catholic families, such as the Shcldons of gentle bnth. 

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church 8 Aug. 1626. 

-Marie, bapt. 25 March 1639, 
sine prole. 

-Marie, bapt. 26 Nov. 1630, buried 
9 Jan. i63f. 


-Francis, buried at Long Compton 
8 Apr. 1632, 
being but one day old. 

-William Sheldon, born at Weston 
30 Oct. 1629, buried at Long 
Compton, 28 May 1630. 

-George Sheldon, born at Weston ; 
bapt. 30 Apr. 1628; died 8 May 
1679; buried at Canterbury 
beside his second wife.^ 

-Edward Sheldon, bom at Weston 
5 Dec. 1624; of the order of 
S. Benedict ; was living 

1677, a monk in the 
English college at Douay. 

-Ralph Sheldon, 
of Beoly, born 

at Beoly, 4 Aug. 
1623, died 
24 June 1684. 

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of Thomas 
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-Teresa, a nun at Louvain. 
-Bridget, a nun at Brussels. 

— Mary Sheldon, m. Sir Samuel Tuke, 
bart., of Cressing-Temple, 
CO. Essex. 

Elizabeth Sheldon, died a maid 14 Jan. 
169! ; buried by her father in a 
vault under the chapel of 
Somerset house. 

-Augustine Sheldon, a cornet in the 
same regiment, killed at 
Consarbrick near Treves, 
II Aug. 1675. 

-Dominick Sheldon, a captain of horse 
in the same regiment (i.e. as Francis), 
1677 ; a major-general under 
Boufliers, 1693. 

-Francis Sheldon, captain of horse in 
the duke of Monmouth's regiment 
in the king of France's army 
in Germany ; killed at 
the battle of Einsheim, 4 Oct. 1674 
and was buried at Itenheim. 

-Benedict Sheldon, died coelebs 1669. 
-Richard Sheldon. 


(daughter of the lord Savage) about 1647, who, thoug atall, proper and 
handsome woman, yet shee proved not a good wife to him, as bemg 
lavish and improvident, to the deminish of his estate. But having 
no children by her, and so consequently not so much mvolv'd m the 
cares of the world as those that have, he followed, and endeavoured to 
promote his genie to the studie of heraldrie and antiquities, and be: 
stowd a considerable time in collecting the monuments therof, and 
o-athering togeather, by writing, severall genealogies of the noble men ot 
Eno-land. At length, his said lady dying 1663, he spared not any 
mony to set up a standing library in his house at Weston. In 1667, 
he travelled 1 againe to Rome, where cherily spending 2 yeares at 
least, he furnished himself with many choice books, as also with 
medalls and coines, for the setting up a closet of rarities. 

After his returne, anno 1670, John Vincent, son of Augustine Vin- 
cent sometimes Windsore herald, and both excellent genealogists ^ 
(to 4hich John Mr. Sheldon had for severall yeares allowed an yearly 

1 Sheldon's autograph notes of his 
travels are found in Wood MS. B 14 
fol. 50 CO. C. 8587). See vol. ii. p. 181. 

2 in another draft :— ' both excellent 
heralds and industrious men in gather- 
ing up genealogies.' Wood afterwards 
obtained from the Sheldon library seve- 
ral volumes of collections by the Vin- 
cents, father and son. Augustine Vin- 
cent, Rose Rouge pursuivant, 161 6 ; 
Rouge Croix pursuivant, 162 1 ; Windsor 
herald 1624-162! (?). Some notes by 
Wood for a life of him are found inWood 
MS. D 6 pp. 4, 9-1 2. If Jobn Vincent 
the son held any post in the Heralds' 
College, it must have been during the 
Commonwealth period, when the lists 
are defective. 

The following papers by Augustine 
Vincent are in the Wood Collection :— 

(1) * A cathalog of all the knights 
dubbed in the tyme of queen Eliza- 
beth ' ; alphabetically: Wood MS. 
B 9. 

(2) ' The names of all such as have 
been advanced to the honourable order 
of knighthood in the tyme of the godly 
prudent and prosperous reigne of King 
James'; chronologically, 1603-1624: 
Wood MS. B 9. 

(3) ' A catalogue of all those which 
have bin advanced to the dignity of 

knighthood by our sovereigne lord 
kinge Charles since the 12 of April 
anno sine tabe partus 1625 ' ; chrono- 
logically, brought down (?by John 
Vincent) to 1631 : Wood MS. B 9. 

(4) ' Notes about heralds' fees, din- 
ners of knights of the garter, coats of 
arms, etc' ; Wood MS. B 8. 

(5) 'Genealogical notes from records 
in the Tower ' : Wood MS. B 10. 

The following papers hy John Vin- 
cent are in the Wood Collection :— 

(1) ' Catalogue of knights, from Ed- 
ward III to King Charles I ' ; Wood 
MS. F II (O. C. 8480). The MS. is 
now mutilated ; the title-page is now 
out of place in Wood MS. F 5 ; and 
the last leaves are missing, the cata- 
logue now ending in 161 7 (15 Jac. I). 

(2) 'Catalogue of kings, princes, 
dukes, etc' since the Norman Conquest ; 
Wood MS. F 5 (O. C. 8467). 

(3) 'An alphabetical ordinary of 
arms of English families' ; Wood MS. 
F 6 (O. C. 8468). The MS. has no 
name of author : but the handwriting 
seems to be the same as that in the 
two preceding. 

I think also that many of the pedi- 
grees in the Wood Collection are in 
the handwriting of one or other of the 

JULY, 1684. 


pension to encourage his muse) being at that time deep in a dropsie, 
was advertised that he should leave all his MSS. and pedegrees to the 
said Mr. Sheldon, who would paid his debts thereupon, and releive 
severall of his books that were then pawned for ale. Whereupon, his 
will being made and all left to him, to the number of 230 MSS. at 
least, besides many rolls containing pedigrees, Mr. Sheldon conveyed 
them to Weston, which made a considerable addition to his library. 
Afterwards, buying more printed books, and some MSS. when he 
could lay hands on them, he came to be acquainted with A. a W. of 
Oxon. who, by Mr. Sheldon's frequent invitation, coming often to 
Weston, he the said A. W. did put his library in that order, and made 
2 such exact catalogues ^ of his books that nothing could be purloyn'd 
thence or taken away, but it could be with little ease straight dis- 
covered. This library he setled in a larg square waincot roome over the 
kitchin, and his medalls and rarities and pictures in a litde roome over 
the entrie into the hall; which continuing there till 1682, and then 
Mr. Sheldon causing the room at the north end of the gallery to be 
new waincoted, translated them thence. As for the library ^ it con- 
tinued in the same place till Mr. Sheldon's death ; at what time he 
bequeathing the said closet of rarities to his uncle's daughter F(rances) 
S(heldon) lately M(aid) of H(onor) who conveyed them to Lon- 
don soon after his death, the library was translated to that room by 
his successor Mr. R(alph) S(heldon) of St(eeple) Barton.] ' 

<Dr. Bliss has this note on the dispersion of the Sheldon library : — 
* This excellent collection of books and manuscripts was dispersed by auc- 
tion in 1 781, at the mansion house at Weston, by Christie and Ansell. I have 
the catalogue priced by John Dennis, an ancient bookseller of Middle Row, 

Among the many rare books the following may be particularized : 
Matthewe's Bible, 1537, 13^". 
Common Prayer, 1552 (two copies). Si-. 

Shakespeare's Works, first edit. 1623 (with two other books), 2/. 4^. 
Revelacyon of Seynt Katheryne (printed on vellum), 1519, i/. i^'.. 
Legenda Aurea, in English, 1503, lox. dd. 

. The Missals, Breviaries, Graduates, and Pontificales were abundant, most of the 
then extant County Histories, and several very interesting manuscripts occur, and 

^ these catalogues remained, I sup- is : — The cabinet of rarities was {a) in 

pose, in the library at Weston ; see vol. a room over the hall, {U) changed to 

ii. p. 475. Wood MS. D 6 (O. C. 8528) a room at the north end of the gallery 

is Wood's Catalogue of the MSS. once (1682), {c) removed to London (1684). 

in Sheldon's possession afterwards in the The library was {a) in a room over 

Heralds' Office. Wood MS. B 7 (O. C. the kitchen, {b) changed (after 1684) 

8578) is a Catalogue of his MSS. in to the room at tlie north end of the 

Sheldon's own handwriting. gallery. 

^ the meaning of these two sentences 


a good collection of Hearne's publications shews that the library was kept up by 
Mr. Sheldon's immediate successors. The Sheldon books not unfrequently occur 
in old libraries : they may be known by the arms impressed on the covers, viz. 
a fesse between three sheldrakes, and generally on the first leaf is written, in Ralph 
Sheldon's fine bold hand. In Fostenim.'} 

(Several of Wood's printed books and MSS. can be traced to Sheldon's library 
as the source whence they came to Wood. Allusions have been made to some 
of these where they have occurred in the course of the Diaries : the followmg may 
however be noted here. 

(A) MSS. in Ralph Sheldon's ' fine bold hand.' 

— Wood MS. B 6 (O. C. 8577) Sheldon's Collections (coats of arms in various 

churches). •,, . ' c 

— Wood MS. B 7 (O. C. 8578) contains (fol. 2-8) Sheldon s collections out ot 
the Heralds' Office about the burials of several English noblemen : (fol. 11-22) 
Sheldon's catalogue of his own MSS. 

— Wood MS. B 14 (O. C. 8587) Sheldon's notes of his travels in France and 
Italy (fol. 50). 

— Wood MS. C 10, C II (O. C. 8550, 8551) Sheldon's Church Notes, collec- 
tions of epitaphs etc. from various churches in England : C 10 chiefly of date 1674, 
C II of date 1658. 

— in Wood MS. D 4 fol, 368 a note of inscriptions in Sherborn church taken 
19 May 1682 is in Sheldon's hand. 

— Wood MS. D 15 (O. C. 8552) Sheldon's Miscellanea, collections from MSS. 

and charters. 

— Wood MS. D 19 (2) (O. C. 8565) ' divers remarkable orders of the ladies 
at Spring Garden,' a transcript by Sheldon. 

— Wood MS. F 3 (O. C. 8465) Ralph Sheldon's ' book of pedigrees collected 

by himself. , , • , 

— Wood MS. F 33 (O. C. 8495) ' noblemen, bannerets, and knights tempore 
Edward II from "lib. D " of lord Brudenell,' transcribed by Sheldon. 

(B) MSS. with Sheldon's coat of arms ^ or crest ^ stamped on the binding. 

MS. ab Wood no. i (O. C. 8589). 
W'ood MS. F 6 (O. C. 8468). 

(C) MSS. indicated to be presents from Sheldon. 

— in Wood MS. E 12 (O. C. 8583) is a copy of Dr. Richard Eedes' Iter Boreale, 
beginning ' Quid mihi cum musis?,' marked as from ' Mr. Sheldon.' 

(D) MSS. and papers obviously from the Sheldon collection. 

— Wood 276 A no. IX is a large folio sheet with an engraved border, within 
which are written Latin verses to Ralph Sheldon by J. B. 

— see supra note p. 102. 

(E) Printed books with Sheldon's motto ' In Posterum ' in his own hand. 
Wood 159; Wood 241 ; Wood 365 (25) ; Wood 651 ; Wood 715 (there par- 
tially scored out). 

1 a copy of the book-plate with the ^ a copy of the book-plate with the 
coat of arms is found in Wood 276 B crest is found ibid. no. XL. 
no. XLL Sec vol. ii. p. 475- 

Plate I. 

Ralph Sheldon's Book-plates. 

face p. 104 

JULY, 1684. 


(F) Printed books with Sheldon's initials ' R. S' in his own hand. 
Wood D 27 (8) ' The grand concern of England explained,' Lond. 1673. 
Wood 364 (17) ' Iter Carolinum,' Lond. 1660. 

Wood 896 (4) ' Catalogus librorum . . . Francisci de Soleysel,' Lugd. 1668. 

(G) Printed books marked as presents from Sheldon. 

— Wood E. 13 contains the sale-catalogue of Lazarus Seaman's books, 'ex 
dono Radulphi Sheldon — Dec. 1677.' 

— Wood B 40 no. 3 is ' Roman Catholick principles in reference to God and 
the King,' Lond. 1680 ; with note * Antonii a Wood ex dono Radulphi Sheldon 
de Beoly, Aug. 14, 168- ; James Corker, O. S. B., a condemned prisoner in New- 
gate the authour.' 

— Wood B 40 no. 4 is the same book, 3rd edition, 1680, with the note * A. 
Wood, 1680; James Corker, ordinis S. Bened. monachus, a condemned prisoner 
ill Newgate relating to the Plot, wrot this book— ita tester, A. Wood an. 1680.' > 

6 July, Sunday, Dr. Peter Gunning, bishop of Ely, died : see 
MM. I. 

{AUum) Dr. Peter Gunning, bishop of Ely, died there on the 6th, Su. 

[Convocation \ F., 11 July 1684, ' ut literae deputatoriae rem typo- 
graphicam concernentes publicarentur '.] 

II July, F., Dr. (Robert) Sharrock died circa horam i ante meri- 
diem. Quaere where buried. At Bishop's Waltham, see MM i. 
(Dr. Sharrock succeeded Dr. (Walter) Darrell in the archdeaconry of 
Winton in April 1684, vide in Apr.) Dr. (William) Hawkins^ suc- 
ceeds, see MM. i. False. 

II July, F., the Act began ^ — few company, because no playes. 
July 12, S., (Henry) Wallbanke ^ a commoner Master of Trin. 
Coll., was musick reader in the musick schoole, and not in the 
Theater ; in the afternoone Robert Bell of Magd. Coll., was Terrae 
films and came off excellently well, see MM. i. July 13, Sunday, 
Barnaby Lang, D.D. fellow of Magd. Coll., preached at S. Marie's in 
the morning; in the afternoon Zacheus Isham of Ch. Ch. July 14, 
Act Munday, Thomas Easton ^, M.A. Lync. Coll., was the other Terrae 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. iii, 
2 William Hawkins D.D. Magd. C. 
6 July 1676. 

Wood 276 A no. CCCCIII is the 
programme of the Encaenia for, F., 
II July 1684. In this Wood writes 
opposite the part ' Robertus Eyre e 
Coll. Aenei Nasi, cujus lemma Vienna 
liberata, carmine heroico ' the very 
great compliment, that it was done 
* incomparably well.' He writes ' in- 
different ' opposite ' GuHelHms Cater, 

eq. aur. fil. e Coll. Mert., cujus lemma 
Horti Botanici qtierela, carmine ele- 
giaco,' and notes that the occasion of 
the piece was ' because the frost last 
winter kill'd most of the trees.' 

* Henry Walbanke M.A. Trin. 8 
July 1684. 

^ Thomas Easton adm. Commoner 
of Line. Coll. 18 Feb. 167I- 'son of 
John Easton, yeoman, born at Bick- 
leigh, Devonshire, aet. 19'; M.A. 3 
June 1684, 


filius and came off very dull, MM. i. Jan. i6, W., Terrae filii ex- 
pell'd, see MM. i. Bell was accompanied out of towne by a con- 
siderable company of scholars 3 dayes after. 

(Allum) On the l6th, W., Mr. (John) Gale' paid me 'o^- 1^'= Pf;'"='"°" 
fees. On the same day Robert Bell, one of the clerks o Magd. Colledg , and 
Thomas Easton, M.A. of Lincoln, being the Terrae filu, were publ.ckly ex- 

''lut 16 W., Dr. Francis Turner translated to Ely and (S.) 23 Ang. following 
confirmed bishop in S. Marie le Bow church in London. See MM. I At the 
same time Dr. (Thomas) Sprat was made bishop of Roff. about the said 16 day, 
see MM. i. Dr. Gregory Hascard made dean of Wmdsor. 

26 July S. Mris Sheldon of Barton and Mris Anne (Sheldon) 
left Weston, and the day before (being Friday) she borrowed the'' 
book B of the Maid of Honour for me to transcribe. 

August.-In the first week in Aug. died vicountess of Yarmouth, 
natural daughter of King Charles II, buried at Oxley in Norfolk; 
without armes, because the king in her Ufe time never assign d her 
any. See Sheldrake, p. 31— Maid of Honour in her letter told me 
she (Chariot) was buried at Westm(inster). I have the letter. Quaere 
the end of this Almanac post mensem Dec' 

Aug 6 W. duke of Ormond dined at North Aston in the house of 
col. Edward Vernon*. Dr. (John) Fell, bishop of Oxon ; Dr. 
(John) Lloyd, vice-chancellor; Dr. (John) Hammond; and Dr. 
(Henry) Alridge of Ch. Ch.; Dr. (William) Levet, principall of S 
Marie (Magdalen) hall; and Mr. (John) Meere, principall of 
Brasnose; and proctor (John) Massey, sent in meat to Dedmgton, 
and afterwards followed in two coaches, where they dined, and Dr. 
(Geor-e) Reynell, the Corporean" whigg, thrust in among them. 

' Tohn Gale, M.A. S. Edm. H. 19 Ossory, till they can be removed to 

J° ' Ireland." 28 July, Chariot coun- 

>Wood perhaps kept this book. tess of Yarmoutl^ died at her house in 

Wood MS. F 3 (O. C. 8465) is a vo- the Pall Mai Westmms^. Shce wa 

lume of pedigrees drawn out by Ralph daughter to King Chades II by the 

Sheldon and lettered ' B.' lady Shanon " [^f ^' f 3, l6o6>-_ 

» the reference is to the following "Aug. iS.^^f-^o'g Both, lord de la 

notes ■— ' In a letter dated in the begin- Mere, died. 

"°„g of Nov. 1684 these things were * ' Col. Edward Vernon married the 

wriuen from Mrit Frances Sheldon, widdow of . . . Brook of North Aston 

late Maid of Honour. "21 July, Wood's note m Wood 427 (3 )• Col- 
Elizabeth, duchess of Ormond, died at Vernon gave to the Bodleian the great 
her house in S. James Square neare ' Vernon MS.' ; Macray's ^««a& ./M. 
London, 1684, and was put in a vault Bodleian, Y' lA',- 
neare h« son Thomas (Butler), earl of = i. e, of Corpus Chnsti College. 

JULY — AUG. 1684. 107 

upon whome some of the company sported. After dinner they went 
to North Aston 2 miles distant and there gave a visit to the duke. 
Quaere, whether he then nominated delegates ^ 

Aug. 12, T., Dr. John Lake, bishop of the Isle of Man, was trans- 
lated to Bristow in the church of St. Mary le Bow, London. Vide 
H<enry> Bridgman (in Ath.>. Vide Catalogue of Nobility by John 
Dugdale ^. 

Aug. 12, T., Thomas Baylie, M.A. of New Inn, admitted principal 
of New Inne, upon the resignation of Mr. (William) Stone. Vide 
' Catalogum ^ Principalium.' This is in Fasti. 

Aug. 20, W., Stephen Phillips, D.D. somtimes fellow of Brasenose 
Coll., afterwards vicar of Bampton, archdeacon of that part of Shrop- 
shire in Hereford diocess, and canon residentiary of Hereford, died at 
Bampton. Buried in the chancell of Bampton by his wive's father *. 
Fasli, 1677. 

22 Aug., Friday, John (Robartes), earl of Radnor, was by letters discharged 
from being Lord President of the privie counsell to his Majesty, at Windsor ; his 
pension allowed him. Aug. 24, Su., Laurence (Hyde), carl of Rochester, sworne 
president of the privie councell at Windsore. At the same time (Sidney) Go- 
dolphyn, secretary of state, was made chief commissioner of the Treasury in the 
place of earl of Rochester and to be made a baron. Lord ^ Middleton, sometimes 
secretary of Scotland, succeeded Godolphin in the Secretaryship ^ Entr(ed) in 

News letter, Aug. 22, F., that a Royall Society is about to be 
erected at DubHn to consist of 26 persons only, Sir William Petty to 
be president. This I think takes its rise from the conventus there, 
which took its beginning from our(s). Quaere before (i.e. stcpra 
P- 77-> 

Aug. 22, Friday, (Alexander) Burnet, archbishop of S.Andrews, died at St. 
Andrews— so news letter dated 30 Aug., S. Buried in St. Silvester's ^ church in 
St. Andrews city, 2 Sept., T. In Index. 

Aug. 25, M., Sir Robert Wiseman, Dr. of Law and Judge of the Arches was 
buried with solemnity in the church belonging to Doctors Commons (S. Benet's, 
Paul's Wharf). Entred in Index. 

26 Aug., T., a bannimus stuck up in the usuall places whereby 

^ to discharge the duties of his Chan- 
cellorship ; but see i Sept. 

2 Wood 276 A (81) John Dugdale 
(Windsor Herald) ' A catalogue of the 
nobility of England according to their 
respective precedencies,' Lond. 1685, 

^ Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 681. 

Thomas Cook. 
^ Charles Middleton, second earl of 
Middleton in the peerage of Scotland. 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 26 
Sept.; Luttrell i. 315. 

perhaps the Index to his own Al- 
manacs : Wood MS. 

^ a slip for ' S. Salvator's.' 


Michael Smith, M.A. of Oriel College (originally of Magd. Hall), 
commoner, and Terrae filius for the Senior Proctor in 1683, was 
banished or expell'd, for endeavouring to ravish a maid (Mary Findall 
of Merston) servant to . . . Cole a milliner in St. Martin's parish, which 
attempt was made in the Meer-maid tavern at Quatervois on 22 of 
the said month at night. 

Aug. 30, 31, S., Su., (Henry Howard) duke of Norfolke at the 
Cross Inn, but lodged at Jack Crosses. (He) was there also (on 
the) 2 7(th) at night. 

Latter end of Aug. news came that Rous Clopton was dead in 
Ireland where he was beneficed. Left 5//. to C. C. C. to buy a plate. 
Well knowne to my relations and myself. 

In July, August, ... a pestilentiall feaver raged. Many die of it. 

All this vacation, viz. July, Aug., Sept., many strangers resorted to 
Oxford, especially from Astrop well. 

September. — [i Sept.\ M., 1684, Convocation, wherein the Chan- 
cellor's letters, dated, S., 26 July 1684, were read to appoint delegates 
or commissioners to act in the Universitie in his absence, being about 
to goe into Ireland in his majestie's service.] 

Sept. I, Munday, Dr. (John) Lloyd, vicechancellor, re-assumed his 
place in a Convocation between 2 and 3, in which Convocation 
Henry (Howard) duke of Norfolke, Lord Marshall, son of the duke^ 
lately deceased, was actually created Dr. of Law. Presented by Dr. 
(Robert) Plot ^ He was created M.A. 1668. 

Sept. I, Munday, paid alderman Thomas Fyfeild for my mourning 
suit that I bought for Mr. Sheldon's funerall, 3/?' ii^. 

Sept. 4, Th., [Wright* Croke ^ of Merston, eldest son to Sir 
Richard Croke,] was posted up for a shark and coward in Day's 
coffey house. 

Sept. 8, M., Mr. (William) Stone ^ having resign'd his principality 
before, left us this day to goe into his owne country (Dorsetshire) to 
spend the remainder of his dayes at Wimbourn-Minster ^ among his 

1 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. iii. book is Wood 155 (3) ' Youth's Un- 

2 Henry Howard, died 1 1 Jan. i68|. constancie or the rambles of Rodolphus,' 
2 'with a flattering speech wherein Lond. 1667. 

he reckn'd up his titles,' MS. Bodl. 594, " Wright Croke, ' son of Richard 

p jii^ Croke, esq., serjeant-at-law, aged 17' 

* the part of this note which is en- entered Lincoln College as Commoner 

closed in square brackets is substituted on 26 July 1675. He has a set of Latin 

for (by which is meant ' Charles') verses ' Laudes linguae Saxonicae ' m 

Croke, yonger brother to Sir Richard Theairi Oxon encaenia, Oxon 1677. 

(Croke) and Unton Croke, who in his « of New Inn Hall, 

book calls himself" Rodolphus." ' I'he substituted for ' Weymouth.' 

AUG. — SEPT. 1684. 


relations — two sisters there married. An excellent preacher and 
canonist. Came again (as being weary of the country) in the 
beginning of April 1685. 

9 Sept., Tuesday, died Mr. (William) Rawlins of Pemb. Coll. at 
Abendon. Excellent preacher and scholar. 

Sept. xi, Th., I gcave my brother Kit an acquittance for c^s for quarter's rent, 
wherof 5^ for Gazets and he saith I ow him 6d. 

Sept. 13, S., paid Mr. Jeanes the butler of Mert. Coll. p 6d for my battles for 
the quarter ending at Lammas day <i Aug.). My battles came to 7^- 2>d. 

Sept. 15, M., Mr. Thomas Upton, rector of Locking in Berks, formerly fellow of 
Alls. Coll., died there at Locking ; buried there also. jFa/se. 

Sept. 18, Th., Oxford city and Oxfordshire feast joyn'd togeather 
was kept at Gild hall. Mr. (Henry) Cornish, fellow of Lyncoln, son 
of (Henry) Cornish canon of Ch. Ch., preached the sermon. From 
this time till 4 Nov. 1686, wee had no feast. 

[Convocation \ F., 19 Sept. 1684, Mr. Ashmole's letters (dated at South Lam- 
beth, M., I Sept. : the letter is larg) read for the right selling the musaeum, in 
order that an yearly visitation thereof be made (as the publick library is) upon 
the Tuesday preceeding the first week in Michaelmas terme. The names of the 
visitors are to be : the vicechancellor for the time being, the dean of Ch. Ch., the 
principal of Brasenose, the king's professor of Physick, the two proctors of the 

Sept. 19, F., Convocation, wherin letters were read for Mr. (John) 
Meare's accumulating D. of D. next terme. — Also letter from Mr. 
Ashmole that the Convocation would appoint supervisors or visitors 
for the Museum, viz. vicechancellor for the time being, Principal of 
Brasnose, Regius Professor of Physic, and the two Proctors. 

Letter of Sept. 19, F., saith that the bishop of Glascow (Arthur 
Ross) is to be archbishop of St. Andrews. 

Sept. 24, Wedn., at about 10 of the clock at night died my brother 
Christopher Wood at his house in Halywell. 

[On 2 the Munday before he died (i. e. on 21 Sept.) he was about 
certaine business at Waterstock neare Oxon; where raising his body 
by standing on the stirrops of his horse purposely to look over a wall 
and see and talke with certaine masons there at worke, his horse 
stumbled, and rising againe verie quick and with great violence, the 
pummel of the saddle struck against Mr. Wood's bridge-bone . . . that 
bone that holds the two hipp-bones together at the bottom of the 
belly, and broke it asunder (to the admiration of the physitians and 
chirurgeons that saw it when the body was opened) so that part of his 

* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. III. caused Christopher Wood's death is 

2 this account of the accident which from MS. Phillipps 7018. 


guts falling down into the cod and all that part extreamely swelled, the 
circulation of the blood was hindered, and he died without any payne.] 
[Christopher a Wood\ a yonger son of Thomas k Wood and Mary his wife 
(mentioned in vol. i. p. 27) died at his house in Halywell in the suburbs of Oxon, 
W 24 Sept., aged . . . Whereupon his body was buried two dayes after m the 
north part of the outer chappell belonging to Merton College, neare to that of 
Elizabeth, his first wife. (Arms:—) 'or, a woolf passant sable unguled and 
langued gules, a cheif of the second (Wood) ; impaling, gules 3 swords m fess 
between ^ . . He was by profession an attorney of the common pleas, and had 
been under-sherriff for the countie of Oxon for 22 years, in which office he carried 
himselfe very upright. He married two wives : the first was Elizabeth daughter 
of William Seymour of Oxon, gent., attorney of the common pleas, descended 
from the Seymours of East-Garston in Berks; by whome he had issue living at 
the time of his death:— i, Thomas a Wood, an attorney in the said pleas, who 
succeeded his father in the shrivalty; 2, Seymour aW^ood; and, 3, Katherine. 
His second wife was Margerie, daughter of Tomson Hanks of Aston neare to 
Bampton in Oxfordshire, the widdow of Georg Coxeter of the said towne of 
Bampton, gent.; by which Margery he had these children following, viz. :— 
I, Benjamin and Elizabeth, twinns; 2, Anne; 3, Peter =5; and 4, Charles; besides 
Christopher who died yong.-Aug. 10, T., 1686, about one in the morning died 
Thomas a Wood, an attorney, under-sherrif of Oxfordshire, son of the said Chris- 
topher a Wood, aged 2 . ., sine prole, never married. His body was buried* on 
the right hand of his father's grave, and had on his hearse these armes, viz. * or, 
a wolf passant sable unguled and langued gules, a cheif of the second.'] 

Sept. 28, Sunday, early in the morn, the bells rang out for Sir 
Sampson White, knight, who died at his house against University 
College; buried in St. Marie's church.^^ 

[Sir Sampson White ^ knight, died early on Sunday morning 28 September 1684 
at his house in St. Marie's parish opposit to University College aged 78, and was 
buried on, W., the i of October in S. Marie's church, viz. between the dore 

1 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 154- of the child lately buried in the church- 
Wood MS. E 33 adds that he was yard: enquire also for the christian 
' buried with escocheons ... in the name of one . . . Harris, a commoner 
north part or north ile of S. John Bapt. who died last Whitsontide and for the 
church, under the east wall.' name of the place where he was buried. 

2 Wood gives a trick of this coat. In Wood MS. E 33 is a note :— ' 1683, 
but being partly in pencil it is now in- Apr. 10, John Church, under-butler of 
decipherable. In the top of the shield Mert. Coll., married Anne Eaton, ser- 
is a canton, and a mullet or mullets : vant maid to the warden thereof.' 

then a sword, then a crescent between * MS. Rawl. B 402 a, p. 72 adds 

two mullets, another sword, two mul- ' buried with escocheons, Th., Aug. 12, 

lets, a third sword, a mullet. The 1686.' 

sword points are towards the dexter ' note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 155» 

g-^g amended in a number of details by a 

3 'it is probably this nephew Peter slip written later by Wood and pasted 

Wood who is addressed by Wood in on here. Sir Sampson White's epitaph 

an undated note now inserted at the is found in Wood MS. F 29 A on a slip 

end of Wood MS E 33 :— ' Peter, pray at fol. 325. 
enquire of John Church for the name 



leading thence into Adam Brome's chappell and the butress of the steeple, on the 
north side of the church. {Arms : — ) ' or a chevron gules between 3 perots vert, 
within a bordure azure charged with bezants ; impaling, argent a saltire ingrailed 
between 12 billets sable.' Borne at Cogges by Witney in Oxfordshire son of John 
White a plebeian of that place (where the name hath lived several generations) 
by his wife . . . daughter of . . . King. He was a draper by trade ; baillive of 
the city of Oxon, 1642 ; tum'd out of the councell house for his loyalty; restored 
upon his majestie's comming to the crowne, 1660 ; chose mayor that yeare ; served 
as butler of the beer-seller at his coronation and then had the dignity of knight- 
hood confer'd upon him. In 1665 he was chose mayor againe, being the yeare 
when the great plague raged in London and his majestic retir'd to Oxon. He 
married Marie, daughter of Richard Soper of East Oakley ^ in Hampshire ; by 
whome he had issue that lived at the time of his death : — 

John White, esquire, M. of Arts, somtimes of Magd. Coll. afterwards of Uni- 
versity College and at length a justice of the peace at or neare to Witney in com. 
Oxon. He married Abigail daughter of John Yate of Haley in the parish of 
Witney (where he lives) by his wife Mary daughter of John More esquire of 
Payne's farme in the parish of Taynton which John More was father to Thomas de 
la More. But the said John White shewing himself too malepert when the popish 
plot broke out, was left out of the commission (of the peace), 1679. 

The next brother to John is Henry White, a draper living in the house of his 
father in St. Marie's parish, lately mayor of Oxford, who married Katherine 
daughter of William Wright alderman of Oxon by whome he hath issue W'illiam, 
Katherin.^, and another daughter. 

The next son is Gilbert White, fellow of Magd. Coll., afterwards rector of 
Selbourn in Hampshire by the gift of the College. 

Francis White, M.A. and fellow of Ball. Coll. ; afterwards Bac. of Div. 

The said Sir Sampson White had a daughter named Mary, who was married 
to Edward Potter, a draper^ of London (afterwards of Oxon), 17 July 1664 ^ 
which Edward was a yonger son of Dr. Christopher Potter sometimes provost of 
Queen's College. 

Sir Sampson W'hite had a brother named John White of Northley ; (another 
brother) Richard (White), vicar of Basingstoke who married Elizabeth daughter 
of Charles Butler vicar of Wotton St. Laurence; and, lastly, Henry White of 
Coggs who died coelebs and left Sir Sampson White's son ... his heire. 

These Whites are descended from the Whites of S. W^amborough in Hampshire. 
The original of the Whites of Oxfordshire was steward or baylive of Einsham 

Sept. 28, Su., at night, news that . . . Guy, one of the commis- 
sioners of the Treasury, was removed thence. 

Sept. 28 ^, Sunday, Baptist Levinz consecrated bishop of Man at 
Lambeth. Fah. 

Sept. 29, M., St. Michael's day, a programme stuck up in the public 
places of the University whereby John Osmond, a debauched Mr. of 
Arts of New In, was expelled for biting of(f) a piece of the nose of 

^ Wood notes on the slip, ' Archbishop ^ 'haberdasher,' in the slip. See 
(William) Warham borne at Church vol. i, p. 126. 
Oakley.' 3 substituted for ' Oct. 2.' 


Thomas Greaves, B. of A. of Br(asenose> Coll., in a scuffle they had 
in New Parks some dayes before. 

Sept. 3O5 Tuesd., Convocation concerning the printers of London 
and their printing. Quaere Mr. (Andrew) Allam. 

Nathaniel Lee the playmaker endeavouring to reach high in ex- 
pression in his plays broke his head and fell destracted. Whereupon 
he was put in Bedlam London, Sept. or thereabouts 1684. 

October. — In the beginning of this month many returne to the 
University to keep termes, do exercises, take degrees. 

Oct.' 2, Thursd., the mayor and his brethren in their scarlet and 
many of the common councell in their gownes went about 1 1 of the 
clock with the mace and sargeants before them to the east end of the 
city to wait for the earl of Abendon ^ to receive their charter ^ About 
that time severall townsmen with horses rode to meet him (the earl of 
Abendon). About one the earl with his company entred the East 
Gate where the mayor received the charter, who gave it to the town- 
clerk. That done, thes horsemen rode in order up the street, the 
mayor and his brethren (headed by lord (.?) of Glover s hall in a red 
coat and cap fur'd) followed on foot, the townclerk carried the charter 
in his hand bare-headed before the mayor and before him one of the 
sargeants carried the red box that was to containe it, the bells all the 
while ringing. When they came to Carfax the town musick plai'd 
from a scaffold on the east side of the conduit upon the wind-musick 
as they passed by to the hall. And at the same time the conduit ran 
clarret. (They) went to the towne-hall where the earl of Abendon 
made a speech to them. Afterwards, about 3 or 4, they with the earl 
of Abendon and country gentlemen had a noble feast at that house 
where the judges lay ; and at that time Thomas Baker the town-clerk 
was sworn. Vide Gazet, M., 6 Oct., where 'tis said (but false, I think) 
that bonfiers were made. 

[October* 1684, to the right worshipMl the mayor of Oxford on Oxford's new 
charter — (verses by) William Couldry ^ 

As on the flowry banke of Isis gay, 
' Unknowne, unmarkt, a nameless poet lay, 
He saw the silver flood more slowly lave 
Each painted shore with a rebounding wave; 

1 this note is inserted out of place in ^ Wood says that Couldry was ' a 
the Almanac for July. poet that hangs on to the family of 

2 James Bertie. Sir Thomas Spencer of Yarnton. ^ The 

3 see Luttrell i. 317. blasphemous comparison of the king to 
* verses in Wood MS. D 19 (2), fol. God the Father and the earl to Christ is 

102 (old paging, no). characteristic of the flattery of this period. 

SEPT. — OCT. 1684. 

He saw the loytring waters circle round 
And with kind eddis kiss the reedy ground. 
Then gently murmur that they must not stay 
And, looking back, scarce softly rowl away ; 
The gawdy fields forget the frost was neare 
And a new Tempe crown'd the stooping yeare. 

Whils awful wonder fix'd him thus, intent 
To guess what Heaven by these fair omens meant, 
Among the clowds themselves glad voices reare^ 
And all around them dash the yeilding ayre, 
As infant thunders murmur through the skie 
When lucky lambent flames shoot smiling by. 

No sooner had he left the silent shore, 
But al he saw were prodigies no more. — • 
Oxford's alive (the verie streets declare) 
With crowding joyes that Abendon ^ was there. 
The tyde of bliss almost too strong does swell 
And wild delight beares downe the unequall soul. 

* He comes ! He comes ! Abendon comes in state. 
' Downe with the walls, downe with the envious gate ! 
' At once let's see, nor wait till he comes nigher : 
' At once let's see, and reverence and admire.' 

So on cold Zembla's frozen shores they run, 
Or Greenland's joyfuU hills, to meet the sun 
Whose courteous ray does at their land arrive 
Before he came chil'd, numm'd, scarce half alive. 
The charter comes ; even the repenting crowd, 
Growne hoarse with shouts, proclaime the news aloude. 
Even they some sparks of new good nature find 
For such a patron, so divinely kind. 
They press as if his coach it self they'd beare. 
Like Roman conquerour's, a triumphant chaire. 

The instrumentall musick waiting staid 
To have their part in this faire cavalcade ; 
But still the lovelier vocal mounted higher, 
Like angells' anthems to a mortal lyre. 
The conduit ran with vnne as heretofore 
With blood and blush that they can do no more. 

Now at the hall the charter's read, 
Like pardons scarce hop'd, never merited. 
The townclerk ^ speaks the giver loud and cleere — 
So Tully would have spoke had he been there — 
Heaven's great vice-gerent mends their tottering state 
And does Heaven's monarch truly imitate 
Who us'd man's loss only to grant him more 
And fix'd (him) by the fall far higher than before. 

^ i. e. glad voices rear themselves ^ g^j-i q£ Abingdon, bringing the 

among the clouds and dash the yielding new charter. 

air all around them. 3 marginal note :— '(Thomas) Baker.' 



Thee, generous Pudsey\ thee wee seek in vaine : 
O what disloyal sickness could retaine 
Thy generous soul! Thy soule it cannot be 
Thy sickness chaines, but the last half of thee. 
Thy soule breakes forth— it must be present there 
And, like glad lover's, hover round the aire, 
Drink in the glorious newes at every dart, 
And brings that cordial to thy labring heart. 

Who for this gift sufficient thanks can have 
To Abendon who beg'd or Charles that gave? 
Were the bright donour here, how might he spy 
Yong generous pregnant teares in every eye ! 
How that part of th' offspring justly due, 
Great mediator, must be paid to you. 
All that remaines shal at your feet be throwne. 
All that remaines when Charles has had his owne. 
Heaven is content with voice and shado's eyes 
When earth can pay no better sacrifice.] 

4 Oct., S., 2S 6d to the laundress for her quarteridge, having been 
absent two months. 

Oct. 9, Th., Digby (Gerard) lord Gerard of Gerard Bromley in 
Staffordshire died suddenly with too much drinking in a tavern in 
Covent Garden— so news letter. [Digby' lord Gerard of Bromley, 
a beautifull yong man, and son of a most ingenious and virtuous 
mother (Digby was utterly mar'd by keeping company with base 
lewd fellowes ; was valet de chambre. He died at the Rose Taverne 
. . . London, 1684, circ. (ann.) aet. 22.] 

Oct. 10, F., Mr. (Thomas) Upton S rector of Lockynk^ died there; 
buried there. 

12 Oct. 1684, Su., received of Thomas Wood« 4/2. 5^ 6d for the Fleur de lize 
rent due last Michaelmas; whereof I return'd iH. for the college rent, M for an 
acquittance ' (which comes to 2s), and 6d that I owed him «. I then received of 
him ili. 5^ for half an yeare's interest for 50//. viz. from Our Lady day last to 
Michelmas ; and 2H. 10s for a half yeare's interest for 100 li., viz. from Our Lady 
day to Michaelmas last. I then remitted a quarter's interest for it, viz. from St. 

1 Sir George Pudsey, recorder of Ox- 

^ this part of the note is at the begin- 
ning of the Almanac. It is referred to 
in a note at the end of the Almanac 
'Lord Digby Gerard, vide initium.' 
Luttrell i. 317. 

3 Jane Digby, daughter of George 
Digby of Sandon. 

* Thomas Upton, M.A. All So. 28 

May 1657. 

East Locking, Berks. His inscrip- 
tion is copied in Wood MS. D 4, fol. 

® son and heir of Anthony Wood s 
brother Christopher ; he died 10 Aug. 

Anthony Wood paying |-rd of the 
charges and receiving ^rd of the rent. 
^ see supra, p. 109. 

OCTOBER, 1 15 

- Thomas day (when my brother Kit took it up of esq. Stoner; to Lady day fol- 
lowing ^ 

17 Oct., F., I went to London. 20 Oct., M., I delivered up Mr. 
Sheldon's MSS. in number about 474 (a catalogue ^ of which I have) 
beside very many pedegrees in parchment and paper to the Heralds' 
Office, and thereupon I received a discharge. Oct. 29, W., I return'd 
to Oxon; it cost me 57 sh(illings). 

1684% Oct. 17, Friday, I went to London. Oct. 18, Sat., in the afternoone 
I went to the Heralds' Office to acquaint Sir Henry St. Georg that I had brought 
Mr. Sheldon's MSS. to London. Oct. 19, Sunday, I din'd with Sir Henry St. 
Georg and in the afternoon I went to the Tower to see Sir Edward Sherburne 
but (he was) not within. Oct. 20, Munday, I din'd with Mr. Ashmole at Little 
Lambeth and in the afternoone saw his MSS. and other things. (Oct, 21, Tuesday, 
I din'd with John Dugdale at the Heralds' Office. Oct. 22, Wednesday, I din'd 
with Sir Henry S. Georg. Oct. 23, Thursday, I din'd with John Aubrey at a third 
place and I paid all. Oct. 24, Frid., I din'd at the White S wan Tavern in Fish 
Street with Sir Henry <S. Georg) and Sir Thomas St. Georg ; Mr. Dethick, Denis, 
heralds; Mr. King and Ball, pursevants— I paid nothing. Oct. 25, S., I din'd 
with D<ick) Huggens and Mr. Nail at The Meeremaid by Gray's In Gate. Oct. 
26, Su., with Sir Edward Sherburne and his brother. Oct. 27, M., with Sir 
Thomas S. Georg; at night, with Dr. (Thomas) Gale. Oct. 28, T., with Sir 
Henry St. Georg; at night, with Sir Charles Scarbury. Oct. 29, W., I went to 
Oxon, conducted by the herald. 

Oct. 26, Sunday, at 5 in the morning, lord Powis* his house in the 
corner of Lyncoln's Inn's Fields next to Queen Street was burnt ^ — 
thirtie thousand pound loss and two yong men burnt, viz. his page and 
a yong master of the horse to the lord Herbert ^ his son and heire 
whome he dayly expected from France. 

About Oct. 27, Munday, died (Charles) Andrews', B.A. and 
fellow of New Coll., buried in the north cloister about the middle. 

29 Oct., Wedn., died Dr. Georg Morley, bishop of Winton, circa 
horam ... (at Farnham Castle, saith Mr. (Andrew) Allum). 

29 Oct., W., Thomas Crosthwayt declared not principal of St. 
Edmund Hall. Vide Edmund hall and papers there. Mr. Allum 
saith 30 Oct. in Edmund hall and the papers there. 

Reported that Mr. John Roswell {Fas/i 1667), canon of Windsor 

^ a slip pasted in here gives Wood's ^ this note is inserted out of place in 

reckoning of what was due to him :— the Almanac for August. 

' Fleur de liz rent 4/?. 5^6^!^ (less) Coll. * William Herbert, earl (afterwards 

rent ili. and acquittance is; half an marquess) ofPowis. 

year's interest for 50/2. due at Michael- ^ Luttrell i. 318. 

mas 1684; 3 quarters (interest) for a William Herbert. 

1°°^^'-' ' Charles Andrewes, B.A. New C. 

^ Wood MS. B 7. 24 Apr. 1683. ' 

I 2 


and fellow of Eaton, died at Windsor about Munday, Oct. 27. [He ^ 
died at Eaton Thursday, 30 Oct. and left several books to C. C. Coll. 
library]. Mr. John Roswell (aged 50 or therabouts) gave such books 
to C. C. C. library that they had not, which is the 3rd part of his 
- library. In his fellowship of Eaton succeeded [ . . . Churchill ^ a 
yong Master of Queen's Coll., brother to the lord Churchhill] 
and in his canonry of Windsore succeeded Dr. William Cave of 

November.— In the beginning of Nov. died at Inglefeld by . . . 
in Berks Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge— buried . . . , who for some small 
time before conformed and frequented Common Prayer. 

Nov. 2, Su., Dr. Thomas Sprat, deane of Westminster, consecrated 
bishop of Roff. at Lambeth— see the Gazet. Put in life (in the 

Nov. 3, M., Dr. (Peter) Mews declared bishop of Wmton by the 
King in councill, as reported ; and about a week after the president 
and societie of St. John s sent a letter of congratulation to him by 
the hands of Ambrose Bonwick one of their societie. 

Nov. 5, W., Peter Birch, B.D., chaplain of Ch. Ch., preached at 
S. Maries the 'gunpowder' sermon, but not so satyricall against the 
papists as was expected. 

Nov. 8, S., Mr. Charles Hickman, Ch. Ch., speech'd it in laudem 
Thomae Bodley in the Schola linguarum. 

The same day, Thomas Chrostwait elected principal of Edmund 
hall. Vide Edmund hall, Mr. AUum's note there ^ 29 Oct., Crost- 
wait declared not principal of Edmund hall : 8 Nov., elected principal 
again, but refused admission— see in Edmund hall and the loose 
papers there. Mentioned before in this year {supra, p. ii5>- 

^ the words in square brackets are 
a later correction. 

2 the words in square brackets were 
scored out later and this note added : — 
* Churchill had the king s mandat for 
it ; but the provost and fellows had 
elected one of King's Coll. Cantab, be- 
fore it came— to the King's dislike.' 
Theobald Churchill, M.A. Queen's 13 
June 1683. 

3 the note in question, in Allam's 
hand, is now found in MS. Tanner 454 
fol. 22 :- 'On the 30th of Octob. Dr. 
John Lloyd, vicechancellor, declared 
Mr. Thomas Chrosthwait's principality 
of Edmund hall, void, for his having 

neglected to subscribe the declaration 
against taking up arms etc., required by 
the Act of Uniformity, or (as others 
then said) for his keeping his fellow- 
ship of Queen's with the said headship 
contrary to the Statuta Aularia. On 
the 8th of Nov. he was by a rascally 
trick of Trowhere's, one of the senior 
fellows, re-elected by the majority of 
but one single vote, extremely against 
the will of Dr. Timothy Halton the pro- 
vost.' John Troughear, M.A. Queen's 
16 May 1674. In MS. Tanner 454 fol. 
142 is a long note in Allam's hand 
about S. Edmund Hall. 

OCT. — NOV, 1684. 


About the 10 day ^ of Nov. died . . . Guillim a gentleman of Here- 
fordshire at Spencer's in Magd. parish : buried in Magd. parish 
Church. He died Thursday, Nov. 13. 

[Thomas Guillim ^, eldest son of William Guillim of Langston in the parish of 
Langarran in Herefordshire, died in the house of . . . Spencer a grocer living in 
St. Marie Magd. parish 14 Nov. (being Friday early in the morning) anno 1684 ; 
and was buried (T., 18 Nov.) in the chappell of Balliol College (of which College 
he had then a brother ^ that was a student) on the north side under the seat where 
the commoners sit. (Arms :— ) * sable a horse head erased or, between 3 gaunt- 
lets or armed arms argent ' : (crest : — ) ' an arme armed argent holding in a hand 
proper a sword argent.' He married . . . daughter of . . . Mathews of the Postles 
in the parish of Keinton in Herefordshire, sine prole]. 

Nov. 14 or therabout John Dale, rector of Stanlake, died; buried 
there. [He'' died on Wedn. Nov. 12— so Mr. (William) Colby from 
Mr. (Robert) Bartelmew.] 

[Edward Jones ^ M.D., went to London in Nov. 1684 to practise 
physic: lived in Bishopsgate or Aldersgate street : died there 1686.] 

Nov. 15, S., John^ Lock, Mr. of Arts and (student) of physic, 
student of Ch. Ch., was expell'd for whiggisme, being then I think in 
Holland at Amsterdam. The reason, because he kept company and 
was great with Robert Ferguson and Ford (Grey) lord Grey of 
Wark at the Hague, which was complain'd of by (Thomas) Chudleghe, 
resident at the Hague, to count Ch(arles) Middleton secretary of 
state to the king in England, who giving notice thereof to bishop 
(John) Fell and wondring why he was sulTered to keep his place, 
was therefore expelled. When the crop-ear'd"^ plot broke out, he 
left Oxon and conveyed then away with him several letters and 
writings that would have spoken truth ; never searched — which if he 
had been popishly affected, it would have been done. This Lock is 
supposed to be authour of ' The Hue and Crie after the Earl of 
Essex his blood,' the same earl of Essex (Arthur Capel) who 
cut his throat in the tower. A week or 8 dayes* before he was 
expell'd, there was a programma stuck up in the hall to summon^ 
him home by i Jan. next, but these letters comming from the secre- 
tary in the meane time the deane dashed his name out, Sat., Nov. 15. 

^ * the beginning' corrected to * 10 
day,' and further corrected in the last 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 156. 

3 James Gwillym, M.A. Ball. 6 July 
1682, Senior Proctor 1691. 

* this part of the note was added 
later, but was afterwards scored out. 

^ note in MS. Rawl. D oltm 1290. 

« 'Joh.' with 'Th.', i.e. Thomas, 
written over it. 

' Wood had begun to write ' crop- 
year' d,' but corrected himself. 

® substituted for ' a fortnight.' 

^ ' summon' changed to 'summoning,' 
but ' to ' not struck out. 



Nov. I9,W., half an yeares rent of m(onsieu)r for racket c(o)urt and use mony, 
8/?. \\s%d. 

20 Nov., Thursd.S . . . widow of sargeant Holloway died. 

News letter, 20 Nov., Th., Dr. (William) Trumball of Doctors Commons was 
yesterday knighted and is to go secretary to the Lord Livetenant of Ireland elect 
i. e. Laurence (Hyde) earl of Roff. This is Dr. Trumball, sometimes fellow of 
Alls., now chancellor of Roff. (He did not go secretary).— Sir William Escourt 
was this day carried into the country to be inter'd in W^ilts. 

Nov. 22, S., 25J (due from) monsieur. 

Nov. 25 or thereabouts duke of Monmouth came incognito to Whitehall. 

25 Nov., T., lord Windsore^, (eldest son of the) earl of Plymmoth ^ was buried 
by his ancestors at Torbeck in Warwicshire in which parish his seat called Hewell 
Grange is situated. He died at his wive's estate who was a Turvey of Leycester- 
shire, aetat. 25, about a fortnight before. 

Nov. 25, T., received of Mr. R(alph) Sh(eldon) 40//., a legacy 
left to me by Mr. R(alph) Sh(eldon) of Beolyl 
Nov. 27, Th., cl(ean) sheets. 

27 Nov., Th., Dr. (Thomas) Sprat install'd bishop of Roff. ; vide Mr. (Andrew) 
Allum's ' Cathedral Papers.' 

27 Nov., Th., news that (William Cavendish) earl of Devon(shire) was very 
latelie dead. 

Nov. 29, S., 1684, Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that Dr. (Peter) 
Dumoulin (prebendary) of Canterbury had been dead about 2 
months. Quaere Mr. (White) Kennet. 

Dr. Gilbert Burnet, outed from his preachership at the Rolls about 
the latter end of this month for certaine expressions used in his 
sermon on the 5 Nov. last at the Rolls, and for his favouring the 
lord RusseP before and after his triall^ (Afterwards to vindicate 
himself he pubUshed the sermon'.) Thomas Manningham suc- 

^ substituted for 'Nov. 15, Sat.', and 
then the whole note scored out. 

Other Windsor, (by courtesy) baron 

3 Thomas Hickman (who took the 
name of Windsor), 7th baron Windsor, 
created earl of Plymouth 6 Dec. 1682 ; 
died in 1687. 

* supra, p. 98 : not to be confounded 
with the looli. promised supra, p. 82. 

^ William Russell, lord Russell 
(eldest son of William Russell fifth earl 
of Bedford) tried for the Rye-house plot 
13 June 1683 (Wood 428 A nos. 3 and 
4 are narratives of the trial) ; beheaded 
2 1 July 1683 (Wood 428 A no. 7 is * The 
last speech and behaviour of William 
lord Russell,' Lond. 1683, price 6^/). 

« Wood 428 A (11) is 'The speech 
of the late lord Russel, 21 July 1683,' 
price 2d. Wood there notes : — * This 
speech was published within few houres 
of the lord Russell's death : and two 
dayes after Dr. John Tillotson and Dr. 
Gilbert Burnet were summoned before 
the councell to give an account whether 
it was the same speech that he delivered 
in writing on the stage (i.e. scaffold) 
and whether Dr. Burnet had not a hand 
in it.' Wood 428 A contains several 
of the pamphlets called forth by this 

^ Gilbert Burnet ' A sermon on Psm 
xxii. 21 preached on 5 Nov.', Lond. 
1684, 4to. 

NOV. — DEC. 1684. 


ceeded him, see in Thomas Manningham in New Coll. among the 

Latter end of Nov. or beginning of Dec. (William) Musgrave, 
LL.B. and fellow of New Coll., chose secretary of the Royal Society 
in the place of Dr. (Robert) Plot. 

December. — Dec. 2, T., paid Mr. Barret his score, 14^- dd. — 
Letters say that Dr. John Sudbury, deane of Durham, died on the 
I St day (Munday) and (it is) reported that Dr. Dennis Greenvil, 
preb. of Durham, somtimes of Exeter Coll., will succeed him. 

Dec. II, Th., I gave a scio to S^ (Robert) Whitehall and S^. 
(William) Somner of Mcrt. Coll. 

[13 Dec. 1684, (Wood made a Catalogue ^) from the private shop 
of Nicholas Cox, manciple of S. Edmund Hall, who had most of the 
playes ^ from Mr. Gerard Langbaine.J 

' ' Catalogue no. 7'; pp. 150, with an 
index ; now in Wood MS. E 4 ; O. C. 
8536 no. 74. 

^ another (undated) Catalogue of 
plays by Wood, which is now found in 
Wood MS. D 18, may be noted here : — 
' Catalogue of such playes that were in 
the hands of Mr. (John)Horne somtimes 
fellow of Oriel Coll. They came after 
his death into the hands of Mr. John 
Houghton of Brasnose ; then into Mr. 
Hearne's of St. Aldate's parish ; then 
into the hands of Ralph Sheldon of 
Weston, esq.' — The fate of the Sheldon 
Collection of plays is thus described by 
Dr. Bliss in a note on p. 263 of his 1848 
edition of Wood's life. The Sheldon 
library was dispersed by auction in 
1 781 ; ' One of the most valuable lots, 
namely 422 Large Collection of 
scarce old Plays by various authors, 
bound in 56 volumes, quarto "), was 
purchased by King the bookseller for 
^li. 55 ; it was repurchased at the book- 
seller's private auction after the sale for 
i8//. \s by (John) Dennis (a book- 
seller) ; and sold by him for 31/2. \os 
to Henderson the actor on the spot, for 
Henderson accompanied by Isaac Reed 
had walked down from London to 
Weston, partly to attend the sale and 
partly to pay their devotions at the 
shrine of Shakspeare at Stratford which 
was hard by. It may be added that 

many of the rarest of the old plays 
have since found their way into the 
Bodleian. Henderson allowed (Ed- 
mund) Malone to select such as were 
wanting in his collection at the time of 
the sale at Weston. Consequently the 
University library now contains one of 
the most curious, if not the very best, 
dramatic library in the kingdom.' — 
The mention of John Houghton, supra 
in this note, enables me to jot down 
here two references by Wood in Wood 
MS. E 4 to MSS. in his possession : — 
(a) 'Some notes in English concerning 
the severall foundations of Ch. Ch. I 
have by me (where they now are in 
the W'ood Collection, I have not yet 
discovered), collected from Dr. (Leon- 
ard) Hutten's book of the antiquity of 
the University written by way of letter 
to a friend of his (the beginning is 
" Sir, your two questions ; the one con- 
cerning the antiquity of Oxford "...); 
therin are brief notes of the antiquity of 
severall religious places in Oxon : but 
worth nothing for my purpose. — One 
copie ( ? of the whole treatise by Hut- 
ten) is in Mr. (John) Longford's hands, 
vicar of Comnore ; a second in Mr. 
(Richard) Washbourne's of Ch. Ch., 
which after his death came to Mr. 
(John) Washbourne of Oriel ; a third 
in Mr. (John) Houghton's hands of 
Brasnose ; a fourth in Mr. News' hands 



Dec. 14, Su., Dionys Greenvill installed dean of Durham (W. 16) : 
Mr. (Andrew) Allum's 'Cathedral Papers' saith 15th Dec. 

[In Convocation ^ M., 15 Dec. 1684, Edward Gerrard and William 
Simms both admitted B.A. in Cambridge, incorporated here about 
two yeares agoe, and now of Ball. Coll., were allowed to take M.A. 
—In the same Convocation the Delegates of the chancellour chose 
John Holloway, esq., under-steward of the University, in the place 
of Sir Richard Holloway, knight, his father, resigning. Their letters 
patent for it were dated, M., 15 Dec. 1684.] 

Dec. 17, Wedn., about 11 or 12 at night several lusty fellows (about 
5 (or) 6) with aprons wrapt about them [pull'd^ down some of the 
railes before Ball. Coll.] and broke windowes in S. Giles and Magd. 
parishes. These they call ' Scourers' 

Dec. 17, W., paid Mr. Jeanes butler of Merton Coll. my battles for the quarter 
ending at S. Katherine-time ^ 3^. 

Dec. 20, S., laundress her quarter, 4J ; good-wife Payne her quarter, 5^. 

Dec. 22, M., lord Hawley*, the great bull-maker or maker of nonsensesicall 
puns, died 22 Dec, aged 76 ; and in his place of gentleman of the bedchamber to 
the Duke of York succeeded the lord Churchill ^ In a pamphlet intituled ' A 
Seasonable Argument « to perswade, etc.,' which I have (p. 6) thus :—' Francis 
lord Hawley, burgess for St. Michael's in Cornwall, captaine of his Majestie's 
troop, gentleman of the bedchamber to the duke, and court buffoone, has got in 
boones 20,000 IV 

Dec. 26, F., T(homas) Hatton^ M.A., and one of the senior 
fellows of Bras. Coll., died suddenly of an apoplexy; buried in the 
cloister neare to the grave of Ch(arles) Sheringdon on the left hand. 
Apoplexeys now frequent in yong people. 

29 Dec, M., the news letter told us that Sir Georg Etheridge was lately 
nominated to goe to Ratisbone to represent the King at the diet there. 

(butler of Exeter College) which I now 
have in my hands (News' father or 
brother was servant to Dr. Hutten).' 
{b) ' Mr. (John) Houghton of Brasennos 
hath another little MS. concerning the 
antiquity of the University of Oxon, 
divided in 3 books (principium : — "All 
truth is of itself as glourious " etc.) ; I 
saw it in Mr. (Matthew) Button's hands, 
Aug. 21, 1669.' This second note is 
on a loose slip, alongside of the first ; 
but it is not clear whether "Wood meant 
to say that the second, as well as the 
first, MS. was by Leonard Hutten. 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 112. 
• ' the words in square brackets are 

scored out. Till 1774 Balliol College 
front in Broad Street was screened by 
an enclosure like that in front of S. 

3 S. Katherine's day is 25 November. 

* Sir Francis Hawley, created baron 
Hawley of Donamore in the peerage of 
Ireland, in July 1646. 

5 John Churchill. 

^ Wood 608 (50) 'A seasonable argu- 
ment to perswade all the grand juries 
in England to petition for a new parlia- 
ment,' Amsterdam (which Wood notes 
is a blind for ' London ') 1677. 

' Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
P- 379- 

DECEMBER, 1684. 


Dec. 30, T., died at Highgate by London Sir William Dolben sometimes of the 
Inner Temple and a judge ^ Fasti, 1665. 

Dec. 31 ^ W., died Sir Harbottle Grimston, Master of the Rolls, aged neare 90 ; 
buried at Gorhambury by Verulam, (Entered) in Sir George Croke (in the Ath.^ 
Succeeded ^ by Sir Robert Sawyer, attorney general ; rather Sir John Trevor. 

Mr. Joynor's acquittances are at the end of Mr. Sheldon's Almanacks 1684. 

Box Money — Tom Collins, dd ; Robert Church, . . . ; Purter's boy, \s ; Dr. 
Lamphire's wo(man), 6^/ ; Dan. Collins, u ; Will., 6a?; Mary, u 6^/; to John 
Wood, 2s 6d ; John Jennings (Dr. Lamphire's man), is 6d. 

1684*, at Xtmas time were these bishops-in-Engkmd following educated in 
Oxon : — 

Dr. John Dolben, Archbp. York, Ch. Ch. 

Dr. Henry Compton, London, Queen's. 

Dr. Peter Mews, Winton, S. John's. 

Dr. Francis Turner, Ely, New Coll. 

Dr. Thomas Barlow, Lyncoln, Qu. Coll. 

Dr. Thomas Wood, Lichfield, Ch. Ch. 

Dr. Thomas Kenn, Bath and Wells, New Coll. 

Dr. Thomas Lamplugh, Exon., Qu. Coll. 

Dr. (William) Thomas, Wigom., Jesus Coll. 

Dr. Herbert Croft, Plereford, Ch. Ch. 

Dr. Guy Carleton, Chichester, Qu. Coll. 

Dr. Thomas Sprat, Roff., Wadh. Coll. 

Dr. John Fell, Oxford, Ch. Ch. 

Dr. (William) Bew, Landaff, New Coll. 

Dr. Humphrey Lloyd, Bangor, Oriel Coll. 

Dr. William Lloyd, S. Asaph, Jesus Coll. 

Dr. Nathaniel Crew, Durham, Lync. Coll. 

Dr. (Thomas) Smith, Carlile, Qu. Coll. 

Dr. (Robert) Frampton, Gloucester, C.C.C. 

Dr. Seth Ward, Sarum, partly of Oxon partly of Cambr. 

Isle of Man not yet disposed of. 

1684, at Xtmas time were these bishops-in-England following educated in 

Canterbury, Dr. William Sancroft 
Norwych, Dr. (Anthony) Sparrow 
Peterborough, Dr. (William) Lloyd 
Bristow, Dr. (John) Lake 
St. David's, Dr. Laurence Womack 
Chester, Dr. John Pierson 

Sarum, Dr. Seth Ward, partly of Cambr., partly of Oxon. 

(Wood 276 A no. XXIX is a coloured plate of date 1684, ' A true representa- 
tion of the grand visir's standard taken at Vienna.'} 

^ Puisne Justice of the King's Bench. 
^ Luttrell i. 324 says ' 2 Jan. i68|.' 
^ Sir John Churchill succeeded on 
12 Jan. i68| ; Sir John Trevor followed 

on 20 Oct. 1685. 

* the two lists following are found 
in the beginning of the Almanac for 



[Mr. William ^ Napier of Holywell, son of Edward Napier of the 
said place, had a farme house in Cowley neare Oxon. To this house 
did belong a certaine piece of ground, in a bogg, rather in a bottome, 
called (since, as it seems) Hockley-in-the-Hole. This peice of 
ground, which is worth per annum, was by the said William 
Napier let for many yeares to one . . . Badger, a mason, living in 
St. Peter's (in the) East (and a Roman CathoHc, as Napier was) ; 
who built an house theron, about the latter end of Queen Elizabeth, 
for a hiding-hole of a priest or any other lay-Catholic in times of 
persecution. Afterwards made a common alehouse. Which con- 
tinued so till about 1678; and then falling to ruine, the house, 
stones, and all, were taken away and sold 1684, Sergeant R(ichard> 
Holloway being then the owner.] 

37 Car. II ^ ^ 

I685 and 1685 : ^ jac. II * 

(This Almanac contains a slip of Andrew Allum's. At the beginning of the 
Almanac are these notes : — ) 

Saunders, 1685, 4^ (the name and price of this Almanac.) 

Armes of Dr. John Budden on his picture in W. Collier's hands are— quarterly 
sable and or a lyon passant argent on the ist quarter. 
27 July 1678, rent of Wildgoose, see in that Almanac. 

January.— About New Year's day (Donogh M'Carty> earl of 
Clancartie (an Irish count) lately of Ch. Ch.^ was married at West- 
minster to the earl of Sunderland's daughter ^ 

Beginning of this month reported that Dr. (Richard) Thompson, 
deane of Bristow, was suspended his place by the bishop ((John) 
Lake) and that he was receeded to Sarum to Dr. (Thomas) Pierce. 
Quaere, an fals ? 

Beginning of Jan., William Walker, B.D., schoolmaster of Grant- 
ham in Lyncolnshire, author of the book of particles^ and other 
things, died in the beginning of January. (Entered in the Ath,') in 
Thomas WilUs 1655. 

(John) Athrop, rector of Weston-subter-Wethele neare Camden 

1 note in Wood MS. E i, fol. 183. 

2 < Donnugh Macarty, earl of Clan- 
carty in Ireland, lived in the condition 
of a student in the lodgings of Dr. 
John Fell, deane of Ch. Ch., an. 1681, 
aged 12 yeares; not matriculated in 
Easter term 1683'— note by Wood in 

Wood MS. D I (O. C. 8512). 

3 Elizabeth Spencer, second daughter 
of Robert Spencer earl of Sunderland. 

* William Walker, Trin. Coll. 
Camb., ' A treatise of English particles ' 
Lond. 1655, 8vo. 

JANUARY, 1685. 

in Glouc, died about the beginning of Jan., verie rich, having been 
alwaies of a covetuous and luggish disposition. Bred up in Mert. 
Coll. where he was Mr. of Arts, afterwards chaplain to William (and 
James) lord Say, by whose meanes he had that rich rectory confer'd 
on him. Buried at Weston, quaere. 
Jan. 3, S., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Jan. 3, 4, 5 (S., Su., M.), as cold as any day last yeare ^ viz. in 
Dec. or Jan. 1683. 

Jan. 7, Wednesday, Mr. Ralph Sheldon of Barton and I being in 
an upper roome at the Miter next to the street, he told me that he 
M'ould give me an 100//. in the latter end of next summer towards the 
printing of my book^. (I) writ twice to put him in mind of it. 
Candlemas day 1685 (i.e. 2 Feb. i68f) he told me 'he would pay 
me and that in good time.' 

Jan. 8, Th., news that Sir John Churchill is made Master of the Rolls in loco 
Harbottle Grimston. Churchill of Churchill in com. Somerset, attorney to the 
duke of Yorke. 

Upon the promotion of Sir John Churchill, Sir Edward Herbert, sometimes 
fellow of New Coll., was made attorney to the duke of York, being at that time 
attorney general in Ireland and Lord Chief Justice of Chester in Sir (George) 
Jeffryes' place (Lord Chief Justice of England). 

Thursd., 8 Jan., (Edwin) Sandys, LL.B., one of the senior fellows 
of New Coll., died of the small pox between 6 and 7 at night. 
Buried the 9th (F.) in the (west cloister^). Funeral kept lo(th) (S.) 
at night. 

Jan. 12, M., Gregory ^ the son, of Cuxham, after he had been 
strouling beyond sea for some time to trail a pyke in the Low 
Countries, returned into England and died at Cholseley neare Wal- 
lingford (Jan. 12), where an estate came to him by his mother, if 
not before imbesill'd. 

Munday, 12 Jan., . . widdow of William lord Petre, died; and her daughter® 
and heir named (Mary) (borne in the Tower while the father was a prisoner) 
died^ (S.) Jan. 17 following. Thomas Petree, yonger brother to William lord 
Petree, succeeds in his honours. 

Jan. 18, Su., died Wentworth Dillon earl of Roscommon, gentleman or Master 
of the horse to the duchess of York, at his house neare to St. Jeames. (M.A. 

^ counting the year as beginning on 
25 March. 
^ see supra, p. 82. 

3 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 225. 

* Edmund Gregory : see vol. i. pp. 

233, 245. 

^ Bridget, daughter of John Pincheon 
of Writtle. 

'° substituted for ' son.' 

''the news was false : she was married 
afterwards to George Heneage, esq. 


Oxford, quaere; false, vide Fasti, 1683). A poet, I have some of his poems ^ 
(Muddiman's letter saith he is only sick.) Succeeded by lord (Charles) Moray 
a Scot. Lord Murrey was before Master of the horse to the prince of Denmark 

(Georg). Capt Berkly made Mr. of the horse to the said prince of Denmarke 

in the place of the lord Murray. Almerick Courcey lord Kinsale succeeds lord 
Roscommon in his office of Colonell in Ireland. 

19 Jan., Munday, Mr. William Jenkyn, a great Nonconformist, died in Newgate 
on Munday, Jan. 19; his buriall^ see NN. 19. Quaere 'Observations' that I 

Jan. 20, T., news that the King was pretty well recovered of the 

Jan. 22, Th., Edmund Napier, a popish schoolmaster in Magd. 
parish, died; buried in Holywell chancell by his ancestors, Jan. 23, 

25 Jan., Su., Conversion of Paul, Dr. Thomas Ken consecrated at 
Lambeth bishop of Bath and Wells, see Gazet. With the King all 
the time of his sickness and gave him the sacrament. 

26 Jan., Munday, Convocation wherin the degree of Bac. of Div. 
was granted to Luke Beaulieu^ see NN. 20. Succeeded Edmund 
Major in the rectory of Whitchurch Oct. 1685. 

[In* the same Convocation, M., 26 Jan. i68f, the chancellor's 
letters were read in behalf of Roger Twysden of Ch. Ch., heir to 
Sir William Twysden, bart., to be Bac. of Arts.] 

26 Jan., M., I went to Weston to translate Mr. (Ralph) Sheldon's 
library to another rome ^ and stayed ther till 9 Feb. (M.). I sent by 
little Robin Ch<arles> Bayock « 

Jan. 30, F., Mr. John Haselwood, fellow of Oriel, preached the 
king's fast sermon at S. Marie's. 

Colds and feavers are very frequent in Oxon this month. 

(A list of cathedral dignitaries at Rochester, in Jan. i68|, sent by 
Robert Conny * to Mr. White Kennet of S. Edm. Hall in Oxford,' 
and by him given to Wood, is found in Wood MS. E 3 fol. 288, 289.) 

February. — Dr. John Ludwell married i Feb., Su., in Wadh. 
Coll. chapel to . . . Heywood. 

1 Feb., Su., WilHam lord Allington^ lievtenant of the Tower, died. 

^ his * Essay on translated verse ' MS. E 5. 

Lond. 1684, 4to, is in Wood 320 (6). * note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. ii3- 

Wood 482 is his ' Horace's Art of = see supra, p. 103. 

Poetry' Lond. [November] 1680. 'a line has been cut off by the 

2 on 24 Jan., see Luttrell i. 326. binder. 

3 * Luke Beaulieu, " clericus," ad- ' William Allington, second baron 
mitted to read in the Bodleian 27 July Allington in the peerage of Ireland, 
1680; chaplain to George Jeffries, Lord created baron Allington in the peerage 
Chancellor '—Wood's note in Wood of England 5 Dec. 1682. 

JAN. — FEB. 1685. 

Georg {Legge) lord Dartmouth succeeded him, by nomination of 
King C(harles> (I think). 

[Robert Crosse*, Mr. of Arts and fellow of Balliol Coll., son of Andrew Crosse 
of Broomfield in Somersetshire esquire, died in Balliol Coll. on T., the third day 
of February i68| ; and was buried, F., 6 of the said month, on the north side of 
Ball. Coll. chappell under the seates where the batlers sit. (Arms : — ) 'quarterly 
argent and gules, in the first quarter a cross flory of the second ' : (crest) ' a cross 
pattee fitchee argent between a paire of wings gules each bearing a cross croslet 
of the first.'] 

{Allum) His majestic King Charles the 2nd of blessed memory 
fell ilP of an apoplectical fit (M.) Feb, the 2nd about 8 in the 
morning ; he continued senseless till about halfe an hour after ten. 
On the 4th (W.) at night, Dr. (John) Lloyd our vicechancellor 
authorized us to pray for him in our chappels according to the usual 
form prescribed by the Church, which was done accordingly. On 
Thursday night, viz. on the 5th, he sent about a form of thanksgiving, 
to be inserted in the general form of thanksgiving, which we used 
till Sunday morning ; for we received not certain news of his death 
at Oxford till after evening prayer on Saturday. He died ^ between 
1 1 and 1 2 at noon on the 6th, viz. on a Friday, and was interred 
privately in King Henry the 7th's chappel in King James's vault on 
the 14th (S.) following. King James the 2nd was proclaimed at 
London about 5 a clock that day the King died. He was proclaimed 
here at Oxon on (W.) the nth with great solemnity. 

Feb.* 3, Munday, the King taken with a violent fit of an apoplexy 
and convulsion about 8 in the morning (supposed to arise from a 
plaister laid lately to one of his feet, or feet, to cure his lameness, 
see Gazet). His fit continued the greater part of 3 houres. Dr. 
Edmund King, the first physitian that came to court, blooded him 
without the consent of any other physitian which did good for the 
present. (Feb. 5, Th.) said in the gazet to be well recovered, 
wherupon thanksgiving were made in all chapels (in) Oxon. — I have 
the vice-chancellor's paper ^ Feb. 6, F., between 11 and 12 died 
the King at Whitehall ^ ; the same day about 4 in the afternoone 
was James, duke of York, proclaimed King ^ at Whitehall gate by 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 156. 

^ see Evelyn's Diaiy under date 4 
Feb. i68|; Luttrell i. 327. 

^ Wood 429 (39) is ' A Pindarick 
Ode on the death of King Charles II,' 
Oxf. 1685. 

* this note is by Wood. 

' see infra, p. 126. 

^ Wood notes : — ' bring in here the 
King's natural children; and his wife 
put upon him by Clar(endon).' 

W^ood 660 C (33) is the directions 
for the consequent alterations in the 
State prayers in the book of Common 
Prayer, dated 16 Feb. i68f. 



the name of King James 2, at Temple barr, and the Royall Ex- 
change ; vide Gazet. Soon after, the dutchess of Portsmouth ^ fled 
from Whitehall to the French embassador's house ; commanded by 
King James not to depart England till shee had paid her debts ^ 
Feb. 12, Thursday, at night ^ the king's body was carried to the 
Princes' Lodgings at Westminster where it continued till Saturday 
night. Feb. 14, Saturday night, (S. Valentine's day), his body was 
buried in Henry VH's chappell at the east end of Westminster 
church ; vide Gazet. 

(The text of the vice-chancellor's letter which is given here is placed within 
square brackets ; it is not in Wood's hand. The comments on it which follow are 
by Wood.) 

['Upon this great occasion of his majestie's happy recovery from his late 
imminent danger, I conceive it convenient and proper that public thanks be 
returned to Almighty God. And to that end I judge the same may be performed, 
by reading (instead of the clause inserted in the General Thanksgiveing in the 
liturgy) the following period, or words to the like effect : — 

Particularly for the deliverance lately granted to our Sovereign Lord the King, 
whom in thy unspeakeable love to this Church and Nation thou hast brotight back 
from the gates of death and continued in the land of the liveing — 

to which may be subjoyned the Collect for peace and deliverance, etc.'] This 
paper was sent to every Head of House in Oxon (Thursd., 5 Feb.) when the 
report went about that the King was recovered. He was prayed for on Thursday 
(Feb. 5) (being the day before he died) at evening prayer, Friday morning and 
evening (the day he died), and on Saturday morning. At diner time (Sat., Feb. 7) 
the report was that he was dead. 

{Allum) On Feb. 3rd (T.) a citation was fix'd upon Queen's Coll. 
Chappel by the authority of the Commissioners empowered by John 
Dolben, arch-bishop of York, to visit that College in relation chiefly 
to the provost's place and our principality ^ The Commissioners 
began to sit in the provost's lodgings Feb. the 9th (M.) at one a 
clock in the afternoon and continued sitting every day till ^ . . . 

Feb. 4^ W., citation stuck up in Queen's Coll. Chapel dore by 
certaine commissioners appoint'd by John (Dolben) archbishop of 
York^ (who a little before had received, an appeale from Dr. 

^ Louise de Querouaille. 

2 see Luttrell i. 328. 

" here followed, but scored out : — 
' the King was privatly buried at West- 
minster in the vault of King James — 
so the coffey letter.' See Evelyn's 
Diary under date 14 Feb. i68| ; Lut- 
trell i. 

* Wood notes : — ' vide papers in Ed- 

mu^nd hall.' 

^ here Allum's note ends at the end 
of the slip. The next slip is in Wood's 
hand, and continues the narrative of 
proceedings. I have attached it how- 
ever to Wood's own note. See infra. 

^ Wood's note. 

' the archbishop of York is Visitor 
of Queen's College. 

FEBRUARY, 1685. 


(Timothy) Halton, provost of the said college) to examine the 
fellowes about a decree that was by a majoritie of them made against 
the provost. Their names were Dr. (Henry) Aylworth, chancellor 
of the diocese of Oxford ; Dr. Thomas James, of Alls. ; Dr. H(enry) 
Smith, canon of Ch. Ch. ; Dr. William Levet, of Magd. Hall ; Dr. 
Rowland Townshend ; and Dr. (Hugh) Wyn, of All Souls. Feb. 9, lo 
(M., T.), they sate in the provost's lodgings to examine the matter. 

(They sat till it) was^ the r4th (S.). On that day they sealed up 
their papers in order to convey them to York. Dr. Henry Ayle- 
worth, chancellor of the diocese ; Dr. Thomas James, warden of Alls. 
Coll. ; Dr. Henry Smith, canon of Ch. Ch. ; Dr. William Levet, principal 
of Magd. Hall; Dr. Ch(arles) Perot of St. John's ; Dr. (Rowland) 
Townend and Dr. (Hugh) Wyn of Alls., were the commissioners. 
M., 23 Feb. i68f. Dr. (Timothy) Halton sent his man to York 
with the Commissioners' papers, who return'd to Oxon Th., 5 March, 
with a letter from the archbishop to the Provost, acquainting him that 
he would not come to a resolution so as to determine matters at the 
College till the session of Parliament to be in May following, at which 
time he desired to consult persons eminent in all facul(ties). 

Feb. 5, Th., Convocation, wherein 'twas allowed to Charles Hick- 
man ^ of Ch. Ch. to transfer termes. Feb. 6, F., he and (Robert) 
Harsnet of Ch. Ch. were presented Drs. of Divinity. 

[The manner^ of proclamation of King James II at Oxon. i68f. 

Feb. 6, F/iday, the king (Charles II) died at Whitehall inter horas 
xi et xii apud meridiem, and the same day about 4 or 5 James duke 
of York was proclaimed king by the name of James II at Whitehall 
gates, Temple barr, and the old Exchange. 

Feb. 10, T., at night, several country gentlemen of Oxfordshire 
came into Oxon to attend the proclamation the next day there. 

Feb. II, W., about xi of the clock the said gentlemen, that met at 
the Cross Inn, went out of the East gate to meet the earl of Abendon 
(James Bertie), Lord Leivtenant of the countie and Sir John Doyly 
the High Sheriff; and soon after conducted him and his company to 
the + Inne. — About 12 of the clock, Mr. (William) Walker (the 
mayor), aldermen, thirteen, those of the house and common counsell, 
mounted their horses in the Gild hall yard and with their officers and 

^ Wood's note in continuation in- 
differently of his own note preceding 
and of Allum's note {supra, p. 126) 
begins here abruptly. 

2 Charles Hickman, B.D. of Ch. Ch. 

was ' then attending the lord lieutenant 
of Ireland in the quality of chaplaine,' 
MS. Bodl. 594, p. 113. 

^ this narrative is from Wood MS. 
D 19 (3) fol. 62 {plim fol. 60). 



attendance drew up to the conduit at Carfax, where meeting them the 
Lord Leivtenant of the countie and gentlemen, proclaimed the duke 
of York, on the south side of the conduit, by the mouth of the mace- 
bearer ((Richard) Pratt), with great shouts and acclamations, the 
conduit running claret all the while. Afterwards was read the king s 
proclamation for continuing all officers in their places that they en- 
joyed under the late king, till further order. — About one of the clock 
in the afternoone the mayor and his company came thence on the 
south side of the street to St. Marie's church dore in this manner : — 
I, two marshalls with their white staves, on foot; — 2, all the con- 
stables with their staves, two and two, on foot ; — 3, four high con- 
stables with their little black staves tip'd with silver, on hors back ; — 
4, four of the citie musick with their liveries on, riding all in a breast, 
playing on their wind-musick, bare ^ ; — 5, four or 6 drums, on foot ; — 
6, three or 4 trumpeters on hors back ; — 7, citie sergeants on horse 
back ; — 8, townclerk^ in his gowne, on horse back, singly ; — 9, mace- 
bearer, with the mace on his shoulder and proclamation in his hand ; 
10, the two baylives, in scarlet; — 11, the mayor with his scarlet, and 
stole or tippet over it, with a foot-cloth ; 12, aldermen in scarlet, with 
their foot-clothes; — 13, thirteen, with their scarlet and foot-clothes, 
two and two; — 14, others of the house that had baylives' places, in 
their black gownes, two and two; — 15, all the common counsell, in 
their gownes, two and two. All these, I say, rode on the south side 
of the High Street. And on the north side which was the left hand 
rode Lord Leivtenant and gentry in as good order as they could. — 
When they came to St. Marie's church dore, they found the bishop 
in his formalities, the vice-chancellor and all the Doctors in scarlet, 
the proctors and Masters in their formalities. Between whome and 
the Lord Leivtenant after some complements had passed, the drums 
struck up and trumpets sounded as they did at Carfax. Afterwards 
silence being proclaimed by Francis Holloway (one of the Serjeants), 
the mace-bearer read the proclamation for proclaiming James II 
King of England, with a loud voice on horse back, all the company 
being bare headed, as they were at Carfax. Which being done, fol- 
lowed great acclamations and shouts, beating of drums and sounding 
of trumpets. — When all ceremonies were done there, the mayor, 
brethren, and common councell, with the Lord Leivtenant and country 
gentlemen, went in order to the East gate where they proclaimed 
King James according to the said manner. — Thence going up the 
street to Carfax, they went to the place where the South gate stood, 
1 i. e. bare-headed. Thomas Baker. 

FEBRUARY, 1685. 


where they did the like. — Thence thro Pennifarthing Street to West 
gate, where the same ceremony was performed. — Thence by New 
Inne to North gate, where was done the hke. — And afterwards to the 
Gild hall, where they with the country gentry had an entertainment, 
in the counsell chamber, of wine and cake ; and at that time were 
eight of the Lord Leivtenant's retinue made free ^ That which is to 
be observed is, that, in their procession from place to place, I could 
not see one popish gentleman among the country gentlemen. — At 
night about 10 of the clock a larg bonfier at Carfax, with drinking of 
wine. A little before which time were set 5 barrells of beare or ale 
in the towne hall and yard to be drunk by all commers. The same 
night were bonefiers in all college quadrangles, or before their gates, 
where the respective societies drunk a health, kneeling, to King 
James II, his queen, princess of Orange, and princess of Denmark ; 
and left the rest of the ceremony to be carryed on by the juniours 
with wine and here, and letting off gunns and crackes. — A larg 
bonfier before Allsoules College gate, where the drummers beat, as 
they did at most fiers. Mr. Stephen Penton, ]\I.A. of S. Edmund 
Hall (nephew to the late principall ^), did bring there the bill of ex- 
clusion of James duke of York, and telling the societie what it was, 
they first tore it in pieces and then committed it to the flames. — Be- 
fore University College gate was another bonfier made by the societie 
of that house in the street, where the drums beat also, and healths 
were drinking. Two candles were set in every window of the College 
next to the street (each window having only two lights), and four or 
five torches burning on the tower over the gate. A barrell of beare 
set, without the gate, in the street, for any to drink ; and another 
within the gate in the gate house. — At Merton College was a bonfier, 
severall times supplied, made in the middle of the great quadrangle 
between 6 and 7 at night. To which the subwarden and fellowes 
with other Masters of the house, going solemnly from the common 
chamber to it and standing all round, they altogeather knelt downe on 
the ground, and every man having a glass of claret put into his hand, 
did upon word given, drink the health of King James II, and, after 
severall pauses, the health of Queen Maria Beatrix, princess of 
Orange, princess of Denmarke, and all his majestie's loyall subjects, 
and to the pious memory of king Charles II. There were between 
that time and 11 at night two barrells of beere drunk out at the 
bonfier by the junior scholars and severall of the parish boys and 

^ i. e. admitted freemen of the city. ^ Stephen Penton, sttpra, p. 90. 



neighbours and servants of the house. [The ' gravest and greatest 
seniors of the house were mellow ^ that night, as at other Colleges.] 
—All that day the bells of several Colleges and parishes rung. Con- 
tinual shouts and acclamations from 6 in the evening till two or 
more in the morning. Taverns and alehouses full. Whigs con- 
temn' d and slighted. 

Feb. 12, Th., an address drew up in the morning by the Lord 
Livetenant and gentry to send to the king to congratulate his coming 
to the crowne.—So that after the duke of York had been excluded by 
the House of Commons for ever wearing the imperial crowne, anno 
1679 ; was forced to go beyond sea and to Scotland to avoid their 
fury, who threatned him also to be banished 500 miles from any 
part of England : after also he was writ against by every scribler ; 
vilified and abused and scandalized ; talked against by most wise 
men who seemed before to be very loyall, [and^ by many of the 
University] too numerous to be here mentioned ; death * sometimes ; 
scandal also to drink his health— <he> was now proclaimed generally 
throut ^ with great applause and setled in his throne without a bloody 
nose. Such is the world's careere ! 

Had not the crop-eard plot broke out in 1683, the Whigs would 
*have risen and hindred him, or had the king lived 2 or 3 yeares 
longer when they then might have gotten more ground.] 

King Charles II died, Feb. 6, F. ; the King proclaimed with all 
joy and alacrity.— Addresses and congratulations soone after from all 
parts of the nation.— Rebellion broke out, July : the militia pre- 
tended^ to be false to him and thereupon <he> raises a standing army 
of 20"^ thousand, puts Popish officers over them.— Nov , the par- 
liament, after prorogation, met ; the king acquaints them what he 
had done and that he hoped the parliament would connive at the said 
officers to let them remaine in their places.— The parliament votes 
seaven hundred thousand pound of the King's use to keep up the 
army, conditionally he would remove popish officers ; drew up and 
presented an address to remove the said officers becaus of the Test, 
with promise to settle yearly pensions during their lives upon them 

^ these words in square brackets have 
been blotted out, as a breach of the 

2 word uncertain under the blot ; 
meaning tolerably plain. 

2 the words in square brackets are 
scored out, for reasons of prudence. 

* the meaning perhaps is, ' Death to 

the duke of York' was sometimes 
drunk as a toast : see supra, p. 42. 

5 Wood's condensation of ' through- 

6 i.e. it was alleged (by the King) 
that the militia were false. 

7 ' 20 ' substituted for ' 18.' 

FEBRUARY, 1685. 

for their service done in the rebellion. — The King thereupon takes this 
jn scorne, and prorogues the Parhament, to the great discontent of 
the nation : removes several Protestant officers from the army for being 
officious in promoting of the address; i6 commission officers that 
were parliament men had their commissions taken from (them), four 
of the Berties among them; (Anthony Gary) lord Falkland had like 
to be turn'd out of his place belonging to the Navy (Treasurer of the 
Navy, quaere), recants, with promise to be faithfuU; turnes several 
out of the privie counsell, Compton ^ — Nov. and Dec, severall popish 
books com out ^ and are sent to Oxon, and some answered ; Book of 
Prayers to the Virgin Mary, Calh(olic) Alm(anac). 

Henry Cornish, M.A. fellow of Lyncoln Coll., died in his father's 
house in Stanton Harcourt, F., 6 Feb. 1684 (i.e. f); buried there. 
Mr. Barthelmew of Merton succeeded him the next week. 

Mr. (Robert) Barthelmew^, M.A. of our Coll., was nominated by 
the bishop of Lyncoln fellow of Lync. Coll. on the day (or therabouts) 
of King James II his proclaiming King. 

10 Feb., T., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

About the 17 of Feb. 168A was set up in Magd. parish the signe of 
the Cardinal's cap with the University armes painted on the signe. 
Noted by many ; and laughed at by precise people ; discoursed much 
of it at our mus(ic) night, Th., 19 Feb. The post^ was up and 
painted before the -King's death; and the signe, I think, was also done 
before. Altered ^ 

Feb. 1 8, W., William Walker, mayor Oxon, knighted ; vide ' Cata- 
logue ^ of Mayors.' 

Feb. 18, W., Dr. William Levinz read in lecture in schola Graeca. 
At the end of which David Jones an impudent Welsh student of 
Ch. Ch., spake to him before all the company and told him ' he 
thought he had been out by saying that such a beast was sacrificed to 
such a god whereas 'twas another or another god' — to that effect. 
This fellow had the impudence before last Act to answer Generalls 

^ Henry Compton, bishop of London, 
struck out of the Privy Council 23 Dec. 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 20 
Nov. 1685. 

^ Robert Bartholomew, M.A. Mert. 
21 June 1684, B.D. Line. 2 July 1692. 
Nominated (by the bishop of Line.) 
fellow of Line. Coll. 11 Feb., adm. 
28 Feb. i68f, resigned 14 July 1703, 

died 10 Dec. 1728. 

* i. e. on which the sign was hung. 

"■^ ' altered ' was added later. 

® Wood MS. D 7 (5), p. 140, where 
Wood says : — ' William Walker, mayor, 
was knighted by his majesty, Wedn., 
Feb. 18, i68|- when he and some of 
his brethren delivered the city address 
to the new king James II.' 



without a Bachelor or Senior Sophister ; wherupon proctor (John) 
Massy pul'd him downe and he (Jones) complayn'd and made a busi- 
ness of it to Dr. (Timothy) Haughton', pro-vice-chancellor. 

Feb. 21, S., the University address ^ to 'the new King (drawne up 
by Dr. (William) Jane) was read in Convocation and approved. 
When the vice-chancellor Dr. (John) Lloyd stood up to tell the 
reason of the convocation he hammered so long for a Latin word for 
' an address ' that Dr. (William) Jane was forced to rise out of his 
seat to tell him a word. 

Feb. 2 2, S., cl(ean) sheets. 

Feb. 2 2, Sunday, the lady Anne, princess of Denmarke, sate on the 
left hand of the chair of state in the chapel at Whitehall— all nobles 
and officers to attend her as heir to the crowne or as if the King him- 
self was there, the chaplaynes to preach, and all bows and ceremonies 
to be done to her^ The King goes to his oratory* to heare mass, 
and the Queene to hers. 

Feb. 27, Friday, Edward Perot died in Mr. Cooper's house in 
Holywell, aged 91 (quaere): buried at Norley^ by his father, M., 
March 2. 

[Edward Perot « or Perrot, son and heir of Robert Perrot of Northleigh in com. 
Oxon died in Halywell neare Oxford, in the house of Benjamin Cooper registrarie 
of the Universitie, on Friday 27 Febr. i68|, aged 91 or therabouts. Whereupon 
his body was conveigh'd to Northleigh and there buried in-the church by that of 
his father on, M., the second of March following. He married Elizabeth daughter 
of Sir William Stonehouse of Radley neare Abendon in Berks : and had 

issue : — 

1, Robert Perot, somtimes of Queen's College. This Robert Perot, the eldest 
son, is a justice of the peace for the countie of Oxon, and married Susan daughter 
of Thomas Coningsbie of Northmimes in com. Hertford by whome he hath issue 
severall children, of which Edward is the eldest, a barrester of Lyncoln s Inn , 
aged 31 or thereabouts anno 1684. 

2, John Perot, the second son, married . . . daughter of . . . DevaJ of Emsham 

com. Oxon. , ^ / x. i,-*. 

3, Charles Perot, Master of Arts, somtimes fellow of Oriel College (whose obit 

is before set downe 

4, Simon Perot, died sine prole : etc. 

^ i. e. Halton. 

2 an English version of it was printed 
and * set before the book of verses on 
the King's inauguration' — note in 
Wood's copy 423 no. 60 ('A humble 
address and recognition of the Univer- 
sity of Oxford presented to King James 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 8 

Apr. 1685. 

* see Evelyn's Diary under date 15 
Feb. i68f ; Luttrell i. 332. 

s the local pronunciation of North- 
leigh com. Oxon. 

6 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. I57- 

' ' Lyncoln's Inn ' in pencil only, as 

8 vol. ii. p. 373- 

FEBRUARY, 1685. 

(Also daughters^) Marie ^ was married to Dr. Richard Lidall, of whome see 
before, vol. ii. p. 43 ; 
and Ursula, a maid.] 

Feb. 27, Friday, about xi of the clock the vice-chancellor, proctors, 
and several Drs. that were heads of houses, all in mourning gownes, 
were conducted to the new king's presence by Sir Leoline Jenkyns ^, 
who kneling all on their knees presented to him an address in the 
University name. To which the King, who bad them arise (but they 
did not), told them that * he was very sensible of the loyaltie of the 
Universitie towards him ; and that as his ancestors had been gratious 
and kind to them so he himself would not be backward in it ; and that 
he would endeavour to preserve their liberties and privileges to the 
utmost.' Afterwards they presented to him a book of verses made by 
several of the Universitie on the death of the late king ^, bound up in 
purple velvet (the same with that covered the King's colBn) with 
purple strings edged with gold lace. In the afternoon they waited on 
the Queen and presented her with a like book, so bound. Next to 
Queen Dowager, but shee being not to be seen, there was one pre- 
sented to her by Sir Leoline Jenkyns. Another bound like the former 
to the lady Anne, and another to prince George. Afterwards they 
presented books to most of the nobility, bound in black Turky 
leather. Ashwednesday (4 Mar.) at night they returned to Oxon. 
But this is to be noted that on Sunday before they left London they 
din'd with the Lord Chief Justice (George) Jeffries in Aldermanbury, 
who told them that (Stephen) ' College's witnesses at his trial in Oxon 
did every night meet at Dr. (John) Wallis his house,' and therfore 
desir'd them that 'if they had any trial at the King's Bench they 
should not employ him, least their cause faire the wors 

Feb. 27, Friday, in the evening the University verses were pub- 
lished in the Universitie with the Address before them. Half the 
verses that were made for the said book were cast aside by the over- 
seers, Dr (Henry) Aldrich and (William) Jane (appointed by the 
bishop ^ with consent from the vicechancellor) so that many scholars 
who had good verses and took it in scorne were resolved to have them 
printed by themselves and entitle them Musae reptidiatae, ' Muses kickt 
downe stair es 

^ in Wood MS. F 4, in a slip at p. ^ ' Marie,' substituted for * Margaret.' 
162 Wood notes: — ' Edvvart Perrot of ^ burgess for the University; lately 
Northley had 4 daughters living, one of the principal Secretaries of State. 
1634, viz. : — I, Elizabeth; 2, Ann; 3, * ' Pietas Univ. Oxon. in obitum 
Mary (Mary vi^as wife of Richard Ly- regis Caroli II,' Oxon. 1685, fol. 
dall) ; 4, Ursula.* ' Dr. John Fell 



In the latter end of this month the whiggs, who live and get their 
ends by lying, sent letters to most corporations (without name) to 
possess them that the king died a papist and that a papist succeeds 
him ^ and bid them look to themselves and stand to their guard. 

' (Wood MS. D4 (fol. 308-331) contains notes of inscriptions in the chapel of 
S. Cross Hospital Winchester, and of brasses and monuments at Winchester and 
notes from the register of Winchester College. These notes are dated ' Feb. 1684' 
i. e. f , but must be copied by Wood from some one's notes, not made by himself, 
for he was not at Winchester.— The same may be said of (fol. 332, ibid.) inscrip- 
tions at Egham in Surrey, dated '4 March 1684' i.e. f, Wood being then in 

(A list of cathedral dignitaries at Chichester in Feb. i68|- communicated to 
Wood by Dr. William Saywell (chancellor of Chichester 1672-1701) is found in 
Wood MS. E 3 fol. 287.) 

March.— Mar. 3, T., Yeldard ^ Powell, son of . . . Powell of 
Forsthill, counsellour at law, died in the evening at Arthur Tilliard's 
house in S. Marie's parish; carried the next day to Forsthill; 
a yonger son, bred in the Charterhouse Schoole, aged 18, or there- 
abouts. Buried at Forsthill, 6 March (F.). 

March 4, Ashwednesday, at night came a letter to the bishop of 
Oxford, enclosed in Mr. R(obert) Sparks, a student of Ch. Ch., full 
of canting and to possess him with thoughts that persecution would 
suddenly come and that wee should be all overwhelm'd with popery. 
Such letters are sent by unknown hands to most mayors of corpora- 
tions and all great men that are accounted zealous protestants. 
There is wait laid for them, and therefore they will not direct letters to 
mayors or great persons, but inclose them to ordinary persons that 
they might give them. 

[This^ paper ('A true relation of the late king's death') came to 
Oxon in the beginning of March i68f, being about . . . weeks after 
the king's death ; but few believed it.] 

March 4, W., Assizes at Oxon ; Justice (Sir Thomas) Street, Jus- 
tice (Sir Richard) Holloway. Justice Holloway got himself in for 
this circuit tho' borne in Oxford, which was never knowne. He got 
it purposely to shew himself here, to gaine respect in his native 
country, to take place at St. Marie's where he never appeared before 
he was sargeant at law. Assise at Oxon also 27 Feb. 1685 (i. e. -J), 

1 see Evelyn's Diary under date 
5 Mar. i68| and 2 Oct. T685 ; Luttrell, 
i. 332. 

2 substituted for ' Eldred (or Ethel- 

3 cote in Wood's copy. Wood 236(4). 

The paper is an account of Charles's 
death-bed profession of Romanism. 
Wood has put notes in the margin, 
filling up the initials of the names re- 
ferred to. 

FEB. — MARCH, 1685. 

he came againe ; and before that caused the assise to be kept at 
Wallingford because he is recorder there and his son a burgess. 

March 5 ^, Sir Thomas Spencer of Yarnton, Bt., died suddenly of 
an apoplexy, aged 46 or thereabouts. The bells in Oxford rang out 
for him 7 March (S.), for he died at Whitfield in Northamptonshire, 
Mar. 6 (F.) at night ; brought thence, and buried at Yarnton, 1 2 
March, Th. 

Mar. 6, F., it rain'd in the evening pretty plentifully. No raine fell 
from the 26 Jan. till that time, only a litde whiffling snow on the 
8 Feb. and i March. It rained a little the 7<th) day, S. 

Mar. 9, Munday, Sir Georg Pudsey, recorder of Oxford, and Mr. 
Henry Bertie, yonger brother to the earl of Abendon, were chosen 
burgesses to serve in parliament began at Westminister 19 INIay 

(Wood 417 no. 139 is C[lcment] B[arksdale's] verses on ' Authors 
and Books which Wood says were ' published in the middle of ]March 
i68|-'. He notes also that the couplet 

'Merton Wood, with his Antiquitie, 
Will live to all eternitie' 
was ' left out of this printed copie, with other matters relating to Dr. 
Ralph Batliurst and Dr. William Levinz '.) 

15 March, Su., Baptist Levinz consecrated at Lambeth bishop of 
the Isle of Man. Took occasion to shew himself at sermon, turn'd 
his ars to the preacher, his face perwig and lawn sleeves to the people 
all sermon time latter end of March and in April at St. Peter's. 
Keeps a little dog, and on the brass collar writes ^ his name as bishop 
of Sodor — * the reverend father in God, Baptist, bishop of Man.' A 
fantasticall, proud person. 

Mar. 16, M., (the) mayor of Oxford, (the) aldermen, (the) 
thirteen, and all the gownmen of the house having been invited to 
Ricot to the earl of Abendon s^ were splendidly entertain'd, came 
home most of them drunk and fell off their horses. In gratitude that 
they had chosen Henry Bertie (his brother), burgess. 

March 17, Tuesd., in a Convocation in the morning Sir Leoline 
Jenkyns and Dr. Ch(arles) Perot of St. Johns College were elected, 
without any competition or controllment ^ burgesses for the University 
to sit in the parliament began 19 May. 

^ ' 5 ' is enclosed in brackets, a symbol 
by which Wood occasionally marks a 
word as erroneous or doubtful. Later 
on the date is given as ' 6.* 

^ Wood notes here : — '■false.^ 
^ James Bertie. 

* i. e. their return was not asked by 
Chancellor s letters, etc., see p. 136. 



17 March, T., I gave my consent to monsier my brother that 
a lease of the tennis court and houses and gardens adjoyning should 
be let to him for 14 years commencing 25 of March following and to 
pay the usual rent. A lease was then let to him by Thomas Wood 
for his share in them, i. e. the third ^. 

March 17, Tuesd., in the afternoon I met with Mr. (Edward) 
Winf(ord2> and (John) Aldw(orth'^) of Allsouls Coll. following 
a wh(ore) to Eifly, dau(ghter) of G. G. * Apage ! — a gr(eat) 
sc(andal) to the function. 

March 18, W., election of knights of the shire; Anthony (Gary) 
viscount Falkland stood, Thomas Tipping of Ewelme, esq., Thomas 
Beard of Fritwell a phanatick (son of alderman Beard of London), 
and Thomas Hoord of Cote, esq. March 1 9, Th., about 9 or 10 in the 
morning they concluded polling and Falkland and Tipping carried it. 
Hoord had ^ many voices but gave no entertainment ^, and because 
he would not pay for their night's lodging they went home and he 
lost it. 

Mar. 19, Th., I din'd with Dr, (Ralph) Bath(urst) where I had 
not eaten about 12 yeares. Mr. (Samuel ?) Blackwell there; Mr. 
(Arthur) Charlet, and Mr. (Henry) Barker. 

Mar. 23, M., some little raigne fell; none from 7(th) March to 
this time — a dry Feb. and March. Waters low, and the boatmen can 
not ^ goe from Oxon to London but take boats at ^ Bircot ^. [Flashy '^^ 
and trite raine, 9 and 10 March.] 

A drie winter ; no flood ; waters very low, not portable 

Mar. 24, T., given to G. Gale for making my velvet cap, .... 

March 25, W., paid goodwife Payne her quarteridge, ^s. 

Mar. 25, W., Cambridge presented verses to the King. Their 
Chancellor (Albemarle would not introduce them because they 
would not choose his secreatary (named . . .) a parliament man, whome 
he had recommended to them. Vide Gazet. 

Memorandum that Mr. (Obadiah) Walker told me (in the beginning 

^ which had belonged to his father, 
Christopher Wood. 

2 Edward Winford, B.D. All Souls 
15 Dec. 1682, 

2 John Aldworth, M.A. Alls, ii Apr. 

* G. Gale, tailor; see under date 15 
Apr. infra. 

^ MS. has ' and,' by a slip for 
' had.' 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 4 Feb. 

^ ' not ' substituted for ' scarce.' 
^ MS. has * and,' by a slip for ' at.' 
^ a hamlet in Oxfordshire on the 
Thames, 5 miles below Abingdon. 

" a correction of the first sentence of 
this note, added later. 

i. e. cannot carry barges. 
Christopher Monk, second duke. 

MARCH— APRIL^ 1685. 

of Dec. 1685) that Sir John Marsham di(e)d 3 quarters of a yeare 
before, before 25 Mar. 1685, quaere — and that Sir Norton Knatch- 
bull had been dead 3 or (4) months before viz. in July or Aug. 

(A hst of cathedral dignitaries at Durham, dated ' March ult., 1685,' 
is found in Wood MS. E 3 fol. 286.) 

April. — Apr. i, Wedn., the mayor of Newcastle-under-line in 
Staffordshire caused a bonfier to be made in the publick merkat place 
wherein he solemnly burnt before multitudes of people the bill of ex- 
clusion and the black box. (I never heard that was ever done by 
a public magistrate; only by privat persons at a privat or simple 

Apr. 3, John Troghere ^ M.A. and a drunken scandalous fellow of 
Queen's Coll., died ; buried .... Died with drinking brandy. 

The same day, . . . ^ wife of Dr. John Mill, rector of Blechingdon, 
died. She was a Palmer of Hertfordshire. 

(A list of cathedral dignitaries at Worcester on 7 Apr. 1685, com- 
municated to Wood by R. Smith, is found in Wood MS. E 3 fol. 

Apr. 9, Thursd., meeting of the clergy of the diocess of Oxford in 
St. Marie's chancell, where they chose Dr. John Hall, Master of Pem- 
broke Coll. and Dr. John Mill, rector of Blechingdon, to be clerks of 
the Convocation next parhament that is to begin . . . May next. 
This John Hall is to preach the Coronation sermon at St. Marie's 
and takes all occasions (being a Presbyterian) to shew himself 

Apr. 10, F., terme ended and above 160 matriculated that 

Miles Barnes (00. 8) degraded about the beginning of April : ex- 
pelled Cambridge. False. 

Apr. II, S., terme ended, the collector of Merton (Sr. (Henry) 
Owen^) spake a very good speech in the Theater and after him 
Ph(ilip) Clerke, the junior proctor. Report is that neare 200 have 
been matriculated in the same terme. Now the eyes of the nation are 
open to see the false dealings of phanaticks and their lies to defame 
the Universitie with popery. 

^ see note 3, p. 116. 

^ Priscilla, daughter of Sir William 
Palmer of Warden, Bedfordshire. See 
her epitaph in Wood MS. E i fol. 236 ; 
where Wood notes — ' she died accord- 

ing to my account 3 Apr. 1685 ; died 
I Apr. according to her monument.' 

3 Henry Owen, B.A. Mert. 26 Nov. 



20 gentlemen commoners now in Trinity Coll ; the whole number 
there neare 120. 

Apr. 12, Su., I heard that Dr. Barn(abas) Long died at Adderbury ; 
buried there : see NN. 11. Fasti, 1685. 

Apr. 13, M., meeting of Heads of Houses to order matters to be 
done on the Coronation day : vide alibi inter Solemnities ^ 

(Wood D. 26 no. 15 is ' A catalogue of several books to be sold 
by Rowland Reynolds/ Lond. 1685 with the note 'put into my hand 
per ignotum at Trin. Coll. gate, M., 13 April 1685.') 

Apr. 13, M., Moses Pit arrested in Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's lodg- 
ings in an action of \oooU. 

Apr. 14, T., news letter tells us that Dr. (John) Tillotson's book 
against purgatory ^ was lately burnt in France. Published in quarto 
about a fortnight since, but written I presume before King James II 
was proclaimed. Mr. John Hartcliff was the authour. 

T., 14 Apr. 1685, received of Thomas Wood for the Fleur de lize rent 4//. 4^ dd, 
whereof I returned ili. for the college rent, M for an acquittance (which comes to 
two shillings). I was then to receive of him 3/2. 15^ for use-money which was 
remitted towards building. 

Apr. 15, W., three of the daughters of G. Gale, taylor, were taken 
in a bed altogeather at the Hare and Hounds by . . . Ston ^ circa 4 
in the morning. 

News letter dated Th., 16 Apr., tells us that Dr. (John) Tillotson's 
book against transubstantiation which came out last yeare and was 
translated into French was burnt in France (at Parys). Quaere 
wh(ether he is) the authour ? 

News letter dated 18 Apr., Sat., tells us that Dr. (Anthony) Sparrow bishop of 
Norwych was dead. He died about the time that Mr. (Andrew) Allam came 
from London May 25 or thereabouts. 

[Thomas Marshall*, D.D. rector of Lyncolne College and deane of Glocester, 
died in Lync. Coll. 18 Apr. (Easter Eve) about xi of the clock at night, 1685, 
aged 63 or therabouts ; and was buried two dayes after in the chancell of Allsaints 
church Oxon. The son of Thomas Marshall of Barkbey in Leicestershire, ple- 
beian ; and died coelebs. (Arms :— ) ' barry of six argent and sable, a canton 

Apr. 18, Sat.-^ at 11 clock at night died Dr. Thomas Marshall, 
rector of Lync. Coll., occasion d by a violent vomit of winus quills that 

1 i.e. in Wood MS. D 19(3), the 
narrative in which will be found infra, 
p. 140. 

2 'A discourse against Purgatory,' 
Lond. 1685, 4to. 

^ the name is indistinct. It is prob- 

ably that of a pro-proctor. 

* note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 157. 

5 an erased note said 'Apr. 19, Easter- 
day, early in the morning died Dr. 
Thomas Marshall; of a consumption.' 

APRIL, 1685. 


he had taken 3 or 4 houres before. He had received a great cold 
about Allhallow tide going before, which was not quite shaken 
off and which had brought him very low. Buried in Allhallows' 
chancell by the grave of Dr. (Paul) Hood, Tuesday night, 21 Apr. 
Refer to. 

Apr. 18, S., at night, a bastard laid neare the dore of Mr. William 
Paynter at Exeter Coll. and laid to his charge, but knowne to be a trie 
of malice by a pupill of his that he caused to be expell'd. 

Apr. 20, M., Dr. William Turner, archdeacon of Northumberland, 
died at his house in St. Giles parish in the morning ; rector of Stanhop 
in episcopatu Dunelm. In the rectory of Stanhop (vide post in May) 
succeeded one . . . HertwelP sometimes of Lync. Coll., servant to 
the bishop of Durham (a kind of secretary) ; and in the arch- 
deaconry succeeded John Morton, B. of Div., sometimes fellow of 
Lync. Coll. 

[William Turner ^, D.D., somtimes fellow of Trinity College in Oxon, arch- 
deacon of Northumberland and rector of Stanhop in the countie of Durham, died 
in his house in St. Giles parish in the north suburb of Oxon, M., 20 Apr. 16S5, 
aged 45 or thereabouts and was buried in St. Giles church neare to the monument 
of alderman Henry Bosworth. {Arms : — ) ' gules a lyon or ungued and langued 
azure between 3 crosses moline of the second ' : impaling the armes of Smith, see 
vol. i. p. 231. He was a younger son of Dr. Thomas Turner somtimes deane of 
Canterbury, and younger brother to Dr. Francis Turner bishop of Ely. The said 
William Turner married . . . daughter of John Smith mention'd before in vol. i. 
p. 230, by whome he had issue: — . . .] 

23 Apr. ^, Th., Mr. (William) Fulm(an) in towne; did not come 
to see me or acquaint me that he was in towne till Munday Apr. 27 
when he acquainted me that he was at Mr. (Richard) Newlin's cham- 
ber. Never gave me thanks for the letters I sent to him ; went away 
and took no leave. Published a book, I never knew it ; I submitted 
mine (to him) before 'twas published 

^ William Hartwell matric. at Line. 
Coll. 6 May 1670, * filius Ricardi Hart- 
well de London, plebeii, aet. 16.' 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 158. 

' this note is inserted out of place in 
the Almanac for July. 

* Wood 513 (3) is ' Academiae Ox- 
oniensis Notitia ' Oxon. 1665, which 
Wood notes to be * the first edition ; 
Gul. Fulman, C.C.C., author.' Wood 
513 (6) is 'Notitia Oxoniensis Acade- 
miae ' Lond. 1675, which Wood notes 
to be ' the last and best edition ; per 

Gulielmum Fulman A.M. C.C.C. Oxon,* 
and in which Wood has written this 
note : — ' the additions in this second 
edition were all taken from Hist, et 
Antiq.Univ. Oxon. edit. 1674 fol. which 
Mr. Fulman saw and perused by parcells 
as it came from press which made him 
so quick to come out the yeare after.' 
The book whose publication without 
his knowledge Wood takes as a slight 
is probably Fulman's edition of Henry 
Hammond's Works, 4 volumes fol., 
Lond. 1684. 


[The names ^ of those who attended Sir William Walker, knight, mayor of the 
citie of Oxon, who was butler of the king's wine sellar and beare sellar at the 
Coronation ^ of King James the second : — 

John Townsend \ 

Thomas Fifield > aldermen. 

Thomas Eustace ) 

John Bowell — one of the 8 assistants. 
John Longford — one of the bayliffes. 
Thomas Baker — towneclarke. 

Citie servante(s) that attended them : — 
Richard Pratt, mace-bearer or chiefe serjeant at mace to the mayor. 
Francis Holloway, second serjeant at mace to the mayor. 
George Steynoe, 

I Serjeants at mace to the bayliffes. 

Alexander Cosier, 
Robert Gardiner, another citie servant ^J 

(^Coronation^ of King James II.) 

[Munday, April 13, meeting of the vicechancellor ^ and heads of 
houses in the Apoditerium at i in the afternoon, and there ordered 
that Dr. (John) Hall, master of Pembroke College, should preach 
an Enghsh sermon at S. Marie's on S. George s day (23 Apr.) next 
ensuing, and that the heads of all Colleges and Halls should come 
to S. Marie's in their formalities with each respective member be- 
longing to them in their formalities also. 

Thursday, Apr. 23, according to former order ^ all heads of houses 
with their respective members retired to St. Marie's church at 10 in 

1 note in Wood MS. D 19 (3) fol. 72. 
The paper is not in Wood's handwrit- 
ing, being no doubt the information 
supplied him by some city official. 
Wood has noted on it : — ' all these were 
nominated by the citie counsel to attend 
Sir William Walker before mentiond.' 
Wood endorses it ' Sir William Wal- 
ker's attendance at the Coronation of 
King James II.' In Peshall's City of 
Oxford, p. 339, is an Inspeximus of 
Queen Elizabeth of a charter granted 
by Henry II confirming the privileges 
possessed by the city under his grand- 
father Henry I, among them the right 
of serving as assistant butler at the 
Coronation. The Mayor so serving was 
knighted. (William Walker, the 
X^resent mayor, was knight already: 

see p. 131.) See also Boase's Oxford 
(in ' Historic Towns '), p. 42. 
^ on Apr. 23. 

^ Wood notes that he was * bell- 

* This narrative is from Wood MS. 
D 19 (3) fol. 67 {plim fol. 68).— Wood 
416 (143) is a poem * England's Royal 
Renown in the coronation of James II ' : 
Lond. 1685. 

^ Dr. John Lloyd, principal of Jesus 

« Wood 276 A no. CCCLXXIII is 
the printed paper directing the heads 
of Colleges and Halls to come to the 
sermons at S. Mary's and to the Con- 
vocation at I p.m. in the Theatre : W^ood 
notes that it was * stuck up in all public 
refectories, W., 22 April.* 

APRIL, 1685. 


the morning where Dr. Hall preached an English sermon^, per- 
suading the auditory * not to hearken in the least after popery/ ' to 
pray for the king that God would open his eyes to see the light/ 
It was lukewarm, trimming sermon. — After which was done, was a 
bonfier at St. Marie's church dore. — Great extraordinaries in eating ^ 
and drinking in each College. — At 2 in the afternoon, all members 
of the University in their formahties retired to the Convocation 
housed and thence to the Theater in their formalities, where at 
their entrance the organ played. And when seated, the Orator, I\Ir. 
< William) Wyatt, spake a larg speech by hart concerning the day. 
Which doon, two bachelaurs* and 9 gentlemen commoners and 
commoners, etc. performed their parts in verse — see the printed 
paper. — At night bonefiers thro most parts of the city, in every 
College quadrangle, and before some of their gates. Healths drunk 
upon their knees to the king, queen, princess of Denmarke, princes(s) 
of Orange. Twenty-four lyncks burning on Merton Coll. Tower 
between 9 and 10 at night. The exclusion bill, black box, and the 
first and second parts of The character of a popish siiccessour were 
publicly burnt by the subwarden and fellows of Merton College at 
their fier. Two or three candles in every window of University College 
next to the street.] 

April 23, Th., S. George's day, celebrated^ at Oxon with great 
solemnity: vide ' Entertainments ^' Vide Elkanah Settle his two 
parts. Some crosses were burnd : see at the end of their Almanac. 

Against St. George's day I make severall badges of St. Georg of 
sarcenet and red velved ribbon; (i) for Dr. (John) Conant, (2) for 
proctor (John) Massey, (3) for Mr. (Francis) Browne, (4) for Mr. 
(William) Bishop ^ But they were all ashamed to weare them in 
publick (Mr. Browne and Mr. Bishop wore them but hid them). 
Whereupon I gave Dr. Conant's to Mr. (Robert) Whitehall upon his 
desire and he wore it. I wore mine. And another I sent to widdow 

Apr. 24, F., news came that Dr. (William) Jane was made deane 
of Gloucester. 

^ Wood noted in the margin (now 
blotted out):— 'see Mr. (White) Ken- 
net's letter.' 

2 this sentence is mostly blotted ont, 
I suppose because thought to be undig- 

Wood 276 A no. CCCCVIII is 
the programme of proceedings in the 


* MS. has 'two and bachelaurs.' 

^ being King James II's Coronation 

« i. e. Wood MS. D 19 (3) ; ^om 
which the preceding narrative has been 

' chaplain of Mert. Coll. 


Apr. 26, Low Sunday, Mr. (Thomas) Burton of Ch. Ch., nephew 
to Dr. (Benjamin) Woodroff, repeated. 

Apr. 26, Su., news that Thomas Tipping of Ewelme, lately elected 
knight of the shire, was kill'd. False. 

Apr. 29, W., (William) Breach of Ch. Ch. and (Thomas) Smith 
of Brasenose Coll. took their places of proctor. In the same Con- 
vocation was actually created LL.Dr. (Michael) Morsteyn, a yong 
noble Polonian, envoy to the crowne of England, son of the treasurer 
of Poland, quaere. 

May. — I May, F,, I walked (with) Mr. (William) Bernard and 
I\Ir. (John) Edwards to Hedindon to goody Shepard's there, on 
Mr. Bernard's invitation. When wee were seded there, w^ee fell to 
talking about his book of Jesuits. He told me ' he valued books 
more than I money' (or, that 'I valued money more than he'). 
I told him that 'I had been labouring 3 weeks or more about a 
Catalogue of Fellows' (of Mert. Coll.). He told me "twas no 
matter whether I laboured at all in it.' He told me of the character 
of Mr. (Nathaniel) Wight that ' 'twas not proper, I had nothing to do 
with him in the Catalogue'; that "twas nonsense,' that 'it only related 
to his private person,' that ' ]\Ir. Edwards was not Mr. scholarum.' 

May 2, S., Fitzherbert Adams ^ chose rector of Line. Coll. against 
Dr. (George) Hicks. He had 9 voices and Dr. Hicks but 3. Occa- 
sioned by John Radcliff and (Edward) Hopkins that they might 
have a governour that they might govern. Radcliff represented him 
to be a turbulent man and that if he should be rector they should 
never be at quiet. (This they did at New Coll., so government will 
signifie nothing hereafter. This is Hke the phanaticall party of setting 
up the duke of Monmouth to be king and to make him a ' king of 

May 5, T., I gave a scio for S^ (Charles) Standard of our Coll. 
The same day Dr. (John) Mill was admitted principall of Edmund 
Hall. Vide Edmund Hall papers. 
May 6, W., cl(ean) sheets. 

May 6, W., John Jago of S. Marie hall, sometimes pupill to Mr: 
(William) Painter of Exeter Coll., expell'd by a programma stuck 
up in publick places for defaming Mr. Painter his tutor by laying a 
bastard at his dore in Exeter Coll. Jago was forc'd out of Exeter 
Coll. some time before for debauchery, by his tutor Painter. 

May 8, F., the new rector of Lyncoln (Mr. Adams), chaplain to the 

^ Peshall's Additions, p. 5. 

2 Dr. George Hickes. 

APRIL — MA F, 1685. 

bishop of Durham, and lately made by him rector of Stanhop in 
the county of Durham in the place of Dr. William Turner deceased, 
was brought into Oxon on London road by about 40 people mostly 
of his owne house. 

9 May or therabouts, , Greecian abbot of ... , came to 


May 15, Friday night, a great deal of rain for an houre or more 
inter horas 6 et 7 post merid. Since, a dry time \ 

May 16, S., Mr. (Francis) Browne of our Coll. left us to travell. 

May 27, W., load of chumps of the man at Watlington, 12s to 
the old man for carrying it up and (c)leaving a little, \s. 

29 May, F., Mr. (Henry) Gandy of Oriel preached at S. Marie's, 
much against phanaticks. 

By letters dated 29 May, F., it is certified that four Devonshire gentle- 
men were pursevanted up to London, as knowing and consenting to 
Argyle's plot, viz. Sir John Yong, . . . Reynell, . . . Duke ^ 

(Wood 421 (i) is ' The tryalls ... of Titus Otes before George 
lord Jeffreys' Lond. 1685, which Wood notes to have been * pub- 
hshed at least a month after the trial!.' — Wood 421 (3) is 'The 
tragick-comedy of Titus Gates, who had his sentence to stand in the 
pillory,' Lond. 1685, which Wood notes to have been 'published, as 
'tis said, before he stood in the pillory.') 

June. — [James Herne^, son of . . . Herne (som times townclerke ^) 
of Abendon, died in his house in St. Aldate's parish on, M., the first 
day of June 1685, aged 60* or thereabouts, having been much 
troubled with the gout for severall yeares before, and was buried 
among the graves of the Smiths in S. Aldate's church. (Arms : — ) 
' sable 2 cheveronells or, between 3 herns argent ' ; impaling Smith 
mentioned in vol. i. p. 470. — He married Anne, daughter and heir 
of Oliver Smith mentioned in vol. i. p. 470; but had no issue by her. 
The said James Herne being a sot and beast, his said wife left him 
and lived about 18 yeares in London by her needle, without any 
maintenance from her husband. But at length returning, he by the 
fruition of her increased his gout so much that he soon after died. 
She return'd a day or two before Xtmas day 1684 ; and he died in 
the beginning of June following as is before told you. She died 
4 January 1692, in her house in Pennyferthing street. This Mris 
Herne left the houses and lands which came from her father to her^ 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 24 ^ note in Wood MS. F4, p. 158, and 
May 1685. a slip inserted there. 

* see Luttrell i. 342. * in pencil only, as doubtful. 



to one . . . Scrooby her gallant, whome she kept in Oxon in the 
same house after her husband's death and perhaps before at London.] 

Sat., June 6, received of my brother Robert rent due for Lady day 
before and use of 50/z. due the 22 May last. 

June 10, W., made even with John Barret for 2 shirts and other 
things, i2>r. 

June 10, W., news that Dr. (Wilham) Lloyd, bishop of Peter- 
borough, was translated to Norwych (see in Apr.). Sir Jon(athan) 
Trelayny succeeds in Peterborough ^. 

June 2 xi, Th., St. Barnabas (day), duke of Monmouth with about 
200 men landed at Lyme . . . ; commanded the mayor with what 
men he had to assist him. He rode forthwith to Exeter to the duke 
of Albemarle. 

14 June, Su., paid goodwife Haukyn 5^ dd for a paire of worsted 
stockings ; u too much. 

June 16, T., drumms beat up at Oxon for voluntiers. 

June 17, Wednesday, between ^ 12 and i died my friend Andrew 
Allam, M.A. and vice-principal of St. Edmund hall : buried at the 
west end of St. Peter's church in the East under the south wall about 
10 of the clock the same night. 

June 20, it began to raine inter horas 10 et 11 ante meridiem; 
not the loth part enough to lay the dust. June 21, Su., between 
9 and 10 it began to raine lustily for a quarter of an hour, yet not 
laid the dust. June 22, M., it rained veri gently from 3, or 4 in the 
afternoon to the next morn. June 25, Th., a great deal in the 
afternoon and evening. June 27, S., some (rain). June 28, Su., 
much [and^ so forward]. 3 July, F., (rain) againe. 

June 22, Munday, Mr. (William) Stone died; and was buried 
in S. Michael's church ^ in the College chancell in the grave of Mr. 
(Henry) Foulis. In H(enry) Foulis (in Ath.). 

June 23, T., I gave a scio to S^". (Francis) Foster ^ 

June 23, T., I paid Mr. (Thomas) Prince in the common chamber 13^ and od 
pence for my dues belonging to the common chamber ending last Our Lady day. 
Paid the butler also my battles ending at that time, 5^". 

1 * Peterborough ' is scored out, being scored out. See Evelyn's Diary under 
in error. Thomas White succeeded in dates 14 June, 18 June, 28 June 1685. 
that see. ^ Wood MS. F 29 A, a slip at fol. 

2 substituted for 'June 12, Friday.' 343. 'Mr. Stoon wass buryed in the 
See Evelyn's Diary under date 14 June Colledg Chancell June the 25th anno 
and 17 June 1685; Luttrell i. 346, 1685'; Burials Reg. of S. Michael's 
347. parish. 

2 substituted for 'about 12 at noon.' •^Francis Forster, M.A. Mert. 23 

* the words in square brackets are June 1685. 

JUNE, 1685. 

June 24, W., paid goodwife Payne, ^s; paid the laundress, 4^ (on, the 29 
June, M.). 

June ult., T., to Thompson for a hat, i^s 6d. 

[The training ^ and bearing of armes of the scholars of the Uni- 
versitie of Oxon in June and July anno 1685. 

June xi, S. Barnabas day, James, duke of Monmouth, Ford, lord 
Grey of Werk, Anthony Buys, a German commander, landed at 
Lyme in Dorsetshire with 2 or 3 ships ful of men, horse, armes (see 
Gazet). To whome many English rebells comming in, he was pro- 
claimed king of England. 

June 16, Tuesday, an officer with drumms, who came over night 
into Oxon, beat up for voluntiers to supply the places of the king's 
foot-guards at Whitehall, who were drawn out of London toward the 
rebells in Dorsetshire ; the lustiest and tallest they took, and others 
they put aside. They took away about 30 or 40. — At the same time 
drums beat up at Abendon, which being a most factious towne, they 
could get thence but 4 voluntiers. 

June 19, F., the militia of the countie, viz. a regiment of foot, and 
a troop of horse, met at Oxon. 

June 21, Sunday, the horse left Oxon (commanded by capt. Henry 
Bertie) and went about 4 in the afternoon towards Dorchester. — 
Thence by Abendon towards the rebells in com. Somerset. 

June 22, Munday, at 10 in the morning or thereabouts, Thomas 
Hord of Coat in the parish of Bampton, esq. ; Thomas Beard, esq., of 
Fritwell ; . . . Philipps of Oxon, chandler, living neare to the Cross Inn, 
were, upon suspicion of being consenting to the rising of the rebells, 
committed prisoners to the Castle. — Between 1 1 and 1 2 the same day 
Peter Birch of Ch. Ch., chaplayne to the militia regiment, preached 
a sermon to the said regiment at S. Marie's church. There was then 
a common report that the said regiment should march towards the 
rebells. — About 3 or 4 in the afternoon, Robert Pawling, late of Oxon, 
mercer, was brought under guard from his house at Hedington by 
command from the earl of Abendon^, lord leivtenant of the county 
of Oxon, and committed prisoner to the Castle. — About the said 
time . . . Heburne, butler of New Inn, was committed to custody in 
the Castle. — On the said day (June 22) was a Convocation of Drs. 
and Mrs. at one in the afternoone, wherin delegates were named to 
consult and consider of raising a regiment of scholars, and a troop 
of horse, to secure the Universitie and city of Oxon. 

^ this narrative is from Wood MS. D 19 (3) fol. 73 sqq. {olim fol. 75). 
^ James Bertie, first earl. 



June 23, Tuesday, at five in the evening, the delegates met and 
prorogued their meeting till Thursday. 

June 25, Thursday, the delegates met and appointed a troop of 
horse and a regiment of foot to be raised by the University. 

June 28, Sunday, after dinner ^ the Universitie troop headed by 
Dr. (Henry) Ail worth, chancellor of the diocess, went some miles 
from Oxon, to meet and conduct thereto 4 loades of muskets, pikes, 
&c., that came from Windsore, for the scholars to train with. There 
appeared 60 horse divided in two bodies ; they came in at 7 of the 
clock at night. Of the said troop the earl of Abendon was captaine ; 
Dr. Aylworth before mentioned was leivtenant ; Dr. (John) Clutter- 
book of All Souls College, cornet. But I saw no colours they had. 
— At 8 at night, the same day, came into Oxon about 12 prisoners 
in a waggon from towards Northampton, guarded by about 20 or 30 
horsemen, and were committed to custody in the Castle. They were 
taken upon suspicion, as holding correspondence with the rebells. 

(June 29), St. Peter's day, Munday, a company of scholars, under 
the command of capt. Leopold William Finch ^ of All Souls Coll., 
exercised themselves in feats of arms privately in All Souls College 
quadrangle; they shewed there twice a day for 4 or 5 days after; 
and then they marched in public. (The) capt(ain) was L. Finch 
before mentioned; Brian Broughton^ (LL. bac, fellow of All Souls 
Coll.), leivtenant; (George) Gardiner* (LL. B., fellow of All Souls 
Coll.), ensigne. The colours ^ of Leopold Finch : — 








^ ' after dinner,' substitnted for ' about 
4 in the afternoon.' 

2 Wood notes in the margin : — (a) ' a 
yonger son of the earl of Winchelsey ' ; 
{b) ' Leopold Finch, 5 son of Heneage 
(Finch) earl of Winchelsey, borne at 

2 Wood notes : — ' Brian Bronghton, 

son of Sir Brian Bronghton of Longdon 
in com. Staff., bt.' 

* Wood notes :— ' George Gardiner 
son of John Gardiner of Crowlton com. 

5 these colours have been wrongly 
given in previous editions : — the canton 
is clearly intended by Wood to be argent 

JUNE —JULY, 1685. 


June ult., Tuesday, Convocation in the afternoone, wherein the 
Act was defer'd for a time, with some considerations. — While the 
said convocation was celebrated, the University troop of horse met 
in Candich before the Theater, and thence went to Broken hayes, 
where they were train'd by the earl of Abendon, coll. John Peacocke, 
&c. — At 3 in the afternoone all the foot-scholars belonging to capt. 
Finch met in All Souls Coll. quadrangle, expecting to be called into 
Ch. Ch. mead to be there trained by the earl of Abendon, but he 
being busie about the horse, it was defer'd. — At the same time 
Francis Bagshaw \ M.A., fellow of Magd. Coll., and captain of an- 
other company, trained privatly in their quadrangle. (The) captain 
(was> . . Bagshaw before mentioned ; Robert Hide - of Magd. Coll., 
leivtenant; Hugh Brawne^ M.A. of Univ., ensigne. (The colours 
of this company were : — ) ' quarterly sable and argent, 3 coronets * 
or ' — delivered to capt. Bagshaw, his ensigne, and men, by the earle 
of Abendon at his dore against All hallows church, F., July 3. 







Sable "^^^ 



July I, W., at two or three in the afternoone Robert Sewster, fellow 
of New Coll., and a captaine of another company, trained privatly in 
New College bowling-green, and so severall times after. Robert 
Sewster (was) captain (fellow of New Coll.) ; John Harris ^ of 
Exeter Coll., leivtenant; Will. Atkinson of Qu. Coll., ensigne. (The 
colours of this company were: — ) 'quarterly sable and argent, two 

charged with a cross gules, the emblem 
of England, The * pile or ' projecting 
from it gives the special mark of capt. 
Finch's company. The other flags are 
pla,inly different combinations of the 
English ensign (S. George's cross) with 
the University insignia (the crowns). 

^ Wood notes :— * Francis Bagshaw, 
son of John Bagshaw of Cnlworth com. 
Northampton, gen.' 

^ Wood adds : — ' Robert Hide, son 
of Dr. James Hide.' 

^ Wood adds : — ' Hugh Brawne, son 
of John Brawne lately minister of Seynt- 
bury, com. Gloc' 

* the crowns come from the Univer- 
sity arms. 

^ Wood notes : — ' John Harris, M.A., 
son of John Harris de Aviton-Gifford, 

L 2 



coronets or.' The said captain with his men, mostly of New Coll. 
receiv'd their colours from the same hand, July 3 (see afterwards). 

The same day, viz., W., July i, at about seven of the clock at night, 
. . . lord Norris, eldest son to the earl of Abendon, aged 15 or there- 
abouts, did as captaine of Ch. Ch. and other men ^ train privatly in 
Peckwater quadrangle belonging to Ch. Ch. ; and so for several times, 
privately. (Montagu) Bertie ^ lord Norris, captain; Henry Mor- 
dant ^ a younger son of the lord Mordant, leivtenant; (Matthew) 
Seys or Seise of Jes, Coll., ensigne. 

The same day, W., July i, at night, came news that the rebells 
were confounded and dispersed (but false), whereupon the earl of 
Abendon, lord leivtenant (who was in the city all the while during 
the militia's staying there) caused a bonfier to be made at Carfax, 

^ Wood adds : — ' with them were 
mixed many poore privileged people.' 
See vol i. p. 102. 

^ Wood notes : — ' Montague Bertie 
lord Norris (i. e. Norreys) eldest son of 
the earle of Abendon ; not matriculated, 
a child of 13 yeares of age.' 

^ Wood notes : — ' Henry Mordant, 
second son of vicount Aval on, aet. 22.' 
John Mordaunt (second son of John 
Mordaunt first earl of Peterborough) 
v\^as created viscount Mordaunt of Avalon 
CO. Somerset, 10 July 1659. Harry 
Mordaunt, his second son, here men- 
tioned, became lieutenant-general in the 

army, i Jan. i7of. 

* Wood adds: — 'Matthew Seys, M. A., 
son of Richard Seys of Kerrigston in 
com. Glamorgan, gen.' Dr. Bliss notes 
that administration of the goods of 
David Seys, M. A. , fellow of All Souls 
College was granted to Matthew Seise, 
M.A., 30 May 1632 ; Reg. Univ. Oxon. 
GG. fol. 1 34 : but this is a very different 
person ; since the Matthew Seys here 
cited took M.A. on 17 March i68f. 

^ I think this means merely that 
Wood did not know the blazoning of 
the flag of this company. 

JULY, 1685. 


and the bells there to be rung. Before this bonfier was made, the 
mayor and his brethren went in their scarlet from Pennyless bench 
to prayers in S. Martin's church, and thence to Penniless bench, 
where during the burning of the fier was an entertainment of wine 
and bisket given by them to the said earl of Abendon and the officers 
of the militia. Merton coll. made a bonfier between 10 and 11 at 
night, and I know not yet to the contrary whether any College 
except Ch. Ch. did so beside. It was began to be made in the great 
quadrangle, but disturbing the warden's^ rest, it was removed into 
the little quadrangle, whereupon all the musketiers of the said College 
(for there were 40 musketiers and pikemen in the same house, which 
partly served under Bagshaw, but mostly under Finch) discharged 
their guns when healths were dranke, having a barrel of beare allowed 
to them. The subwarden (Dr. (John) Conant) and most of the 
fellows were there [and^ drank healths with the undergraduats]. It 
was then by a mischance that ]Mr. Edward Slatter (one of the fellowes) 
had a mischance by gunpowder, which burnt his hands and face : 
while he was filling his bandeliers from a paper of powder laying on 
the ground at some distance from the fier, there was a cole shot from 
the fier into the said paper. At which time Mr. Lamphyre a post- 
master suffered also, but very little, for he went to London the next day. 

July 2, Th., lord Norris with his foot-company of Ch. Ch. drew 
up by Allhallowes church before the dore where the earl Abendon 
lay (viz. in the house of Thomas Baker, townclerke) which company 
waiting for some time the earl of Abendon came out, (and) thanked 
them for the honour done to his son at which they gave a shout. 
Then the earl gave the colours before depicted to lord Norris, and 
the lord Norris to . . . Seyes his ensigne. So they marched over 
Carfax to Ch. Ch.— July 2, Th., at night, from 7 to about 9, Philip 
Bertie of Trin. Coll. (a younger son of the earl of Lyndsey, and half 
nephew to the earl of Abendon), did, as captain, train a foot-company 
of scholars (made up of his own house, Wadham and Lyncoln) in 
Trin. Coll. grove. They traind privatly before, viz. on the last of 
June. Philip Bertie, a fellow-commoner of Trin. Coll., captain; 

^ Sir Thomas Clayton, warden of 
Merton since 1661. 

2 this grave breach of University 
etiquette is slurred over by the , words 
in square brackets being blotted out. 

3 in MS. Ballard 46 fol. 16 b is a 
note by Wood : — ' Edward Sclater being 
plunged in debt left the College without 

leave and went to the West Indies in 
Jan. i68|.' 

* in choosing him captain of their 

5 see supra, p. 148, note 5. 

6 Philip Bertie (3rd son of Robert 
Bertie, third earl of Lindsey) ; he died 
unmarried in 1728. 


William Latton \ fellow of Wadham Coll., leivtenant ; Richard 
Adams ^, A.M. fellow of Lincoln, yonger brother to the rector, ensigne. 
The colours were received from the earl of Abendon the same day. 
Trin. Coll. men have two drummers that are commoners, one of 
Balliol, and another of Wadham Coll. 







July 2, being the same day, St. John s Coll. men, with some of 
Balliol and others, received their colours also from the earl of 
Abendon. They want their number ^ and the captain of them all the 
while was sick of the smal pox. John Rudston *, LL.D., and fellow 
of St. John's, captain; (Thomas) Skinner^ of Ball. Coll., leivtenant; 
(John) Kent^ gentleman commoner of St. John's, ensigne^. 



^ Wood notes : — ' William Latton, son 
of (Thomas) Latton of Kingston Bake- 
puze ' CO. Berks. See Gardiner's Reg. 
Coll. Wadh., p. 285. 

^ Wood notes : — ' Richard Adams, 
son of John Adams of Charwelton com. 
Northampton, gen.' There is a con- 
fusion here. Richard Adams (son of 
John Adams, gent., and brother of Fitz- 
herbert Adams who had been elected 
rector of Lincoln College on 2 May 
1685) was admitted to Lincoln College 
on 9 July 1677 as a commoner ; became 
demy of Magd. Coll. in 1680 (Bloxam's 
Reg. Coll. Magd. v. 26) — he would 
rather be in Francis Bagshaw's com- 

pany supra, p. 147. William Adams, 
bom in Northamptonshire, was elected 
fellow of Lincoln College 12 Feb. i68-| : 
he was probably a cousin of the rector's 
— he is perhaps meant here. 

^ i. e. have not enough members en- 
rolled to make a company. 

* John Rudston, D.C.L. S. John's 5 
May 1685. 

^ Wood notes : — ' Thomas Skinner, 
A.Bac, son of William Skinner, of 
Ledbury in Herefordshire.' 

^ Wood notes : — ' John Kent, gentle- 
man commoner of St. John's, son of 
Richard Kent of London, esq.' 

^ Wood gives no blazoning for this 

JULY^ 1685. 

July 2, the same day, New Coll. men receiv'd their colours, who 
had before trained privately several times in their coll. ; see before \ 

July 7, Tuesday, news came at night that the rebels were routed 
and dispersed in a skirmish had early on Sunday morn. (July 5). 
Whereupon a bonfier was niade at Carfax by the lord leivtenant (earl 
of Abendon). And another in Ch. Ch. great quadrangle, at which 
time Great Tom rang out. 

July 8, Wednesday, Convocation in the afternoone. Wherein it 
was order'd that every inceptor, whether Dr. or Mr., should pay 
moneys towards the Universitie militia — (it was then publickly knowne 
that wee should have no Act, tho' about 26 Doctors in several 
faculties) — each Master was to pay lo^. and every Dr. 50^. — On the 
same day, at 1 2 at night, capt. Finch of Alls. Coll. sent his drum to 
Mert. Coll. which did beat up at the gate and in the quadrangle 
to call to Alls. Coll. all his footmen of Merton for farther orders. 
Soon after, by command of the earl of Abendon, they went to Islip to 
secure London road, and to stop all suspicious persons going to 
London ^ — At the same time the Universitie horse rode all night, and 
dispersed themselves on the roads by Dorchester, Abendon, Far- 

July 9, Th., great rejoycing at Oxon by bonfiers and ringing of 
bells, having received certainty of the rebells' defeat. The mayor and 
his brethren met at Pennyless bench about 8 at night, went to 
prayers in their scarlet at Carfax church, afterwards retired to Penny- 
less bench, where there was a bonfier and entertainment for the earl 
of Abendon and the officers of the militia. 

July 10, F., at night return'd capt. Finch and his soldiers from 

flag ; probably the same as before : — did not trouble to repeat here the flag 
' quarterly argent and sable, the crown above depicted (p. 148). 
or, and the cross gules on a canton ^ ^^^^ above, vol. i, p. 107, Islip 
argent.' was an important point on the great 

^ i. e. p. 147 supra. The plain flag road from London to Worcester and 
given here indicates probably that Wood the West. 


July 13, Act Munday, five companies of scholars^ shewed alto- 
geather in Ch. Ch. meadow in the afternoon. Joyned altogeather, 
and were for some time trayned by the earl of Abendon. They 
all went afterwards over Carfax to their respective homes ; the prime 
officers (viz., captaines, leivtenants, and ensignes) in scarlet coats, 
scarfes about their wasts, and white feathers in their hats. Bagshaw's 
feather was double, or so bigg that nothing of the hat could be seen. 
S. John's Coll. men were not there, because they wanted their number. 

July 14, T., James, earl of Abendon, and lord leivtenant of the 
county, left Oxon and went to Ricot, being accompanied out of the 
town by the University troopers. — The country militia retired to their 
respective houses the same day.— -The scholars retired, and shewed 
publickly no more. 

July 20, M., the University troop dined with the earl of Abendon 
at Ricot, and came home well fuz'd^. 

July 26, Sunday, and thanksgiving for the late victory, Mr. Henry ^ 
Bois, fellow of Univers. Coll. preached on (Psm. 122, 6) * Pray for the 
peace of Jerusalem.' In which many things savouring of popery, he 
was complained of to the vicechancellor * by Dr. Gilbert Ironside^ at 
the desire no doubt of the bishop of S. Asaph ^ then present. His re- 
cantation beares date, S., i Aug., Mr. (Benjamin) Cooper hath it.] 

July.— July 6\ M., died Guy Carleton, bishop of Chichester; 
see X. 8. 

7 July, Tuesday, at night received a rebuff from (John) Meysey in the common 
chamber in the presence of (William) Bernard, (Francis) Foster, (Charles) 
Standard, (John) Edwards. 

Qti. ' What news ^ ? ' Ans. ' Ha ! what sir ^ is't ? ' 

^ these companies, above enume- 
rated, were as follows : — 

1, capt. Leopold Finch's company— 
Alls., Mert. 

2, capt. Francis Bagshaw's company 
— Magd. C. (? and Univ.) 

3, capt. Robert Sewster's company — 
New C. (? and Qu., Exet.) 

4, capt. Montagu lord Norrey's com- 
pany — Ch. Ch., privileged men (? and 
Jesus Coll.) 

5, capt. Philip Bertie's company — 
Trin., Wadh., Line. :— to which has to 
be added — 

6, capt. John Rudston's company — 
never efficient — S. Jo., Ball. 

2 see Mr. Oman's A// Souls in 7%j Col- 
leges of Oxford (Methuen, 1 891), p. 227. 

^ a slip for 'Nathaniel Boys,' soon 
to figure in these pages as one of the 
prominent seceders to Romanism. 

* John Lloyd, principal of Jes. Coll. 

^ warden of Wadham. 

^ William Lloyd, formerly fellow of 
Wadham ; an anti-papal writer, see 
Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh., p. 212. 

' this note was added later. 

^ news of an encounter between the 
King's and Monmouth's forces was 
hourly expected ; see Evelyn's Diary 
under dates 2 July and 8 July 1685. 

^ the reading of this word is uncer- 
tain. The point of the whole conver- 
sation is not clear ; perhaps the speaker 
was trying to ridicule Wood's deafness. 
5ee Reliquiae Hearnimiae ii, 109. 

JULY, 1685. 

Qu. ' What news ? ' Ans. ' I know not.' 

Qu. * What have you been a sleep?' Am. 'Ha! a sleep man, a sleepe, a 
sleepe, a sleep man.' 

Am. * What do you say I love a wench.* 

July 8, Wedn., R(obert) Whitehall of Merton Coll. died suddenly 
in the morning. 

July 8, W., news at Oxon that Guy Carlton, bishop of Chichester, 
was dead (died perhaps 2 or 3 dayes before). 

[1685 \ July 9, Th., Robert Whitehall, Bac. of Physick and senior 
fellow of Mert. Coll., was buried in S. John Baptist Church under the 
west wall in the south part or south ile of the church.] 

(Thomas) Dangerfield died in the beginning of this month- by a 
wound taken in the eye after he came from Tyburne where he was 
whipt. This wound by one Robert Francis of Grey's In, barrister, 
aetat. 40 ^, sometimes of Ch. Ch. Robert Francis was hang'd for it 
at Tyburne, F., 24 July. I have his speech^ among folio speeches; 
vide matric. 

[Thomas ^ Dangerfeild " having been found guilty ^ of perjury relating to the 
Popish Plot, he was sentenced to walk about Westminster hall with a paper upon 
his head ; afterwards to stand in the pillory in the Old Palace Yard before West- 
minster hall dore, next at the Old Exchange ; then to be whipt at the cart's tayl 
from Aldgate to Newgate and thence at another time from Newgate to Tyburne. 
After which last had been performed and in his returne to Newgate, Mr. Robert 
Frances of Grey's Inn being accidentally in Holbome when the coach containing 
Dangerfield passed by, he drew up to it and said ' How now, friend ! have you had 
your heat this morning ? ' Whereupon Dangerfield being alwaies ready with ill 
language in his mouth, answered ' Go and be hang'd, you son of a whore.' 

^ note in Wood MS. E 33. 
^ on July 5, see Luttrell i. 351. 
^ ' aetat. 40 ' substituted for an ' an- 
tient man.' 

* Wood 422 (12) 'the dying speech 
of Robert Frances of Gray's Inn July 
24, 1685.' Wood has marked several 
passages which suggest that this 'speech ' 
is only a catch-penny printer's sheet, 
and has added a note — ' the matters 
that are scored with a pen (besides 
many more) are borrowed from other 
dying speeches.' 

^ Wood's note in Wood 422 (12). 

* Wood 425 (25) is 'Mr. Thomas 
Dangerfeild's particular narrative ' of 
the plot, Lond. 1679, price 2s 6d. 
Wood 425 (27) is ' Mr. Thomas Danger- 
feild's second narrative,' Lond. 1680, 

price IS. Wood 426 (8) is Thomas 
Dangerfeild's ' answer to a certain 
pamphlet [by Elizabeth Cellier] called 
Malice Defeated,' Lond. 1680. Wood 
429 (19) is ' the case of Thomas Danger- 
feild with some remarkable passages at 
the trials of Elizabeth Cellier and (Roger 
Palmer) earl of Castlemayne,' Lond. 
1680, price IS ^d. Wood 429 (20) is 
' The information of Thomas Danger- 
feild at the bar of the House of Commons 
on 26 Oct. 1680,' Lond. 1680. 

' ' Dangerfeild's memoires printed after 
he was imprison'd for swearing falsely 
in divers matters relating to the Plot do 
show him to be the exactest rogue and 
knave in nature ' — Wood's note in Wood 
425 (26). 



Whereupon Francis having a little cane in his hand thrust it towards his face, 
which hitting exactly upon his eye, broke the ball thereof so that all the cristalline 
part thereof falling out Dangerfield dyed within few dayes after viz, about the be- 
ginning of July 1685. Frances thereupon being seized on (before the coroner had 
brought it in wilful murder), he was committed to Newgate. And being tryed at 
the Old Bayly in the next sessions following the jury brought him in guilty of 
murder. Whereupon he was hang'd at Tyburn 24 of the said month. If ^ this had 
hapned to a man that had not suffer'd the law, 'twould have been scarce brought in 

July II, Sat., Taverner Harris died of the small pox at Soundess, 
as 'tis said. 

July 1 5, W., James, duke of Monmouth, beheaded on Tower hill ^ ; 
buried in the chapel of St. Peter ad vincula there. 

15 July, W., Dr. (John) Conant chosen rector of Burmington ^ 
July 18, S., (Rowland) Townsend, Dr. of the Civil Law and fellow 
of Alls. Coll. died : the bell rung out at xi of the clock. Died of 
a fall from his horse in [the * highway neare to Wolvercot] comming 
from Woodstock at boules, which fall he took i6(th) day, Th. His 
company rode before and they left him, [disi'd^ with drink]. He 
died Sat. night, July 18, between 8 and 9 in the house of goodman 
. . . Howell at Wolvercote; and his body being brought to Oxon, 
was buried in the chappell ^ of Allsouls on Munday night. Originally 
of Ch. Ch. 

[Rowland Townshend^, LL. Dr., and fellow of Allsoules College, died at 
Wolvercot neare Oxon between 8 and 9 of the clock at night on S., the 18 day of 
July 1685, aged 37. Whereupon his body being brought to Alls. Coll. was interred 
in the outer chapell there on M., the 20 day of the said month — sine prole. He 
was the son of Henry Townshend of Elmley Lovet in Worcestershire, esq. His 
death was occasion'd by a fall from his horse neare to Wolvercot in his retume 
from Woodstock (where he had been playing at bowles) on Th., the 16 day of the 
said month.] 

July 20, M., about ^ 100 voluntiers came from Shrewsbury to Oxon 
in their way to London. Oxford voluntiers went soon after, about 
80 or 90. The King will settle standing regiments : takes occasion 
upon the late rebellion to do this. Quaere, what it will prove ? 

^ MS. has 'had,' by a slip for 

^ Evelyn's Diary under date 15 July 
1685. Wood 660 C (2) is * An account 
of what passed at the execution of the 
late duke of Monmouth,' which he notes 
to have been ' published about 25 July 

^ see Brodrick's Merton, p. 295. 

* the words in square brackets are 
substituted for ' Portmeade.' 

^ the words in square brackets are 
scord out : * disi'd,' i. e. dizzied. 

6 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 295. 

' note in MS. Wood F 4, p. 159. 
® ' about 100 ' substituted for * 60 or 

JULY, 1685. 

News letter dated 20 July, M., saith that Capt.^ Colepeper, one of the guard, had 
struck (William Cavendish) earl of Devon with his fist in the room the bedchamber 
whereupon his hand [is ^ to be cut off.] This is the same Culpeper as it seems that 
kil'd a soldier in winter 1680. 

July 23, Th., Mr. (Edward) Slatter varied •^ being put off till that 
time because he had got a mischance by gunpowder \ Above 100 
at supper. 

Eodem die, news that Tom King was imprison'd in Newgate for 
speaking treasonable words in his drinke. 
July 25, S., cl(ean) sheets. 

(Thomas) White, Cantab., duke of York's chaplain, created D.D. after the said 
duke of York was at Oxon 1683, is made bishop of Chichester' — so the news, (S., 
July 25) S. James' day 1685. Short's letter, T., 4 Aug., saith Dr. White hath kis't 
the king's hand for the bishopric of Peterborough : vide in Oct. 

July 26, Su., Thanksgiving day — see at the end of the papers 
concerning the training of the scholars (Nathaniel) Boys preached, 
see Oct. (16)85. 

July 28, T., (Thomas) Edwards ^ M.A. and fellow of S. John's, 
died there. 

28 July, T., about i of the clock in the morning died Henry Bennet earl of 
Arlington at his house neare to Whitehall ; refer to. Buried in a vault at Euston 
in Suffolk which he had made while living. Short's letter saith he (was) buried 
30 July ; quaere an at Westminster — not buried at Westminster. 

July 29, W., but one judge of assize came to Oxon. Many of 
them are gon into the West to try the rebells. 

July 30 ^ Th., died Sir Leoline Jenkyns at Hammarsmith. 

July 31, F., was sworne of his majesty's privie counsell George 
(Berkeley), earl of Berkley. 

July 31, F., Robert Pauling, mercer, appeared before the judge 
(baron (Sir William) Gregory) at the nisi prius for writing a letter 
ful of treason concerning the late King to the duke of Bucks (George 

1 Xapt.' substituted for 'Sir John.' 
See Evelyn's Diary under date 9 July 
1685 ; Luttrell i. 401. 

2 for the words in square brackets 
there was afterwards substituted ' was 
judged to be cut off, 20 July ; so a letter 
dated 21 July.' 

^ for this Merton College exercise, 
see Dr. Brodrick's Merton College in 
The Colleges of Oxford (Methuen 1891), 

PP- 71-73. 

* on I July 1685 at the volley-firing 

on a false report that Monmouth's 
followers had been defeated. 

5 an error : John Lake (of Bristol) 
was translated to Chichester. 

^ i.e. in Wood MS. D 19 (3), printed 
supra pp. 145-152. 

^ He is the 'T. E. 1685 ' of Gutch's 
Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 568. 

^ this entry is scored out, having 
been entered in error in July. It belongs 
to August. 



Villiers). Which being sent to alderman William Wright to be 
conveyed to him, it was seised on in his house when searched, 1683. 
He was found guilty of high misdeameanour and of scandalum 
magnatum. Muddiman's letter dated at Whitehall, Aug. 8, S., 1685. 
—'At the assizes held at Oxon, Mr. Paulyng of that city was 
indicted for a libell found among alderman Wright's papers and 
words against the earl of Abendon (James Bertie). Both which 
being made out by 4 witnesses, his councell could make no defence. 
So that the jury without going from the barr found him guilty.' 

[In^ Bartholomew FAIR, [1685] At the Corner Hosier-lane, and near Mr. 
Parker's Booth ; There is to be seen A Prodigious Monster lately brought over by 
Sir Thomas Grantham, from the great Mogul's Countrey ; being a man with one 
Head and two distinct Bodies, both Masculine ; there is also with him his Brother 
who is a Priest of the Mahometan Religion. Price Six pence, and One Shilling 
the best Places^ 

August. — In the beginning of this month came to Oxon . . . 
[bishop 2 of ... . in Greece.] (He with the red beard is . . . Agapius 
of Cephalonia under the government of the Venetians. His other 
name (his praenomen) is an hard unusuall name ; but I will enquire it 
again for you. This man is not a bishop.) 

The Universitie verie emptie partly by being before cal'd away 
least they should beare armes, and because vacation time. 

Waters extreame low, tho' many flashes of raine. Rivers almost 
dried up. Water unwholsome for brewing. Few bath themselves 
this yeare. 

[i Aug.^, S., 1685, the vicechancellor and severall doctors of the 
University being assembled in the Apodyterium, Nathaniel Boyse, 
M.A. fellow of Univ. Coll., did make there a recantation of severall 
passages in a sermon savouring of popery, delivered in S. Marie's 
church, Su., 26 July going before.] 

Aug. 7, F., lord Callender * of Scotland died there and so did that eminent and 
famous advocate Sir Walter Pringle — so news letter Aug. 14, F. 

Mr. Short's letter dated, S., Aug. 8.— bishop of Bristow (John Lake) is removed 
to Chichester. — Sir Jonathan Trelawny is made bishop of Bristow, having received 
Orders before he came to the estate of his brother deceased.— Dr. (Thomas) White 
is made bishop of Peterborough. In Rife's letter, Aug. 13, Th., Bristow is trans- 
lated to Chichester ; and Sir Jonathan, ut supra. 

^ this is a printed handbill inserted in 
the Almanac for July, to which Wood 
has added the date 1685, here enclosed 
in square brackets. 

^ the words in square brackets are 
scored out, and a note ' not a bishop ' 

added. The remainder of the note is 
from a slip pasted in here ; it is not in 
Wood's hand, 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 123. 

* Alexander Livingston, 2nd earl of 

JULY— AUG. 1685. 

Aug. 12, W., Titus Gates stood in the pillory against the Temple gate — who 
endeavoured to be Dr. of Oxon. 

The same day, 12 Aug., W., died in the Tower of London, lady Ann, of the 
small pox, daughter to James duke of Monmouth. Shee and her brother and 
sister with the mother were put there a little before the duke of Monmouth was 
brought from Somersetshire to London. 

The King of England hath now an army of horse and foot in the 
field, of the flour of the nation, raised upon defeat of Monmouth, 
under pretence to keep him in safety against false titles and fanaticks. 
This was done by Charles II, 1677 (i.e. |) ; kept standing forces 
here ^ and sent some into Flanders to assist the Fr(ench) ; but the 
Parliament that met in 1678 and made a discovery of the Popish 
plot, they voted them disbanded and to be called home, they 
voted them 'a terror and horror to the nation,' and that 'they 
were design'd to bring in Popery and arbitrary government.' The 
question is now what this parliament will doe when they meet againe 
Nov. 4 next, for the phanatiques (nay, some sober men) thinke that 
this army which is to be kept in pay is to bring in popery and 
arbitrary government. 

Aug. 18, T., Mr. R. Davis ^ shut up his shopwindows for debt, 
having been married ^ to a second wife in the spring before. 

Aug. 19, W., reported that Tom Gary of S. Mary hall was dead of 
the small pox at York. 

Aug. 26, W., the countess of Denbigh. * died — so the letter. 
News letter dated 27 Aug., Th., that Arthur (Annesley) earl of Anglesey was 
seized by a serjeant at armes for something relating to the duke of Monmouth. 

29 Aug., S., I went to London and returned thence 26 Sept. (It 
cost me) 5//. 

Sir ^ Lleoline Jenkyn died ult. Aug., his body having been broken 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 29 
Feb. 167I. 

^ his stock of books was afterwards 
sold by auction. The four sale- cata- 
logues are found in Wood's Collection. 
Wood E 18 (catalogue, no. 48) is the 
catalogue of the books of Richard Davies 
for sale by auction at Oxford to begin 19 
Apr, 1686. Wood E 19 (catalogue, no. 
52) is ' pars 2nda ' of these books, for sale 
by auction to begin 4 Oct. 1686, to which 
is added an ' appendix to Richard Davies 
his auction catalogue which began to 
be sold 4 Oct. 1686,' on which Wood 
notes ' this was published 23 Nov. 1686.' 
Wood E 21 (no. 8) is ' Catalogi librorum 

Rich. Davis bibliopolae pars tertia ' for 
sale at Oxon to begin 25 June 1688, 
Wood notes in it that he had it ' ex dono 
B. Sherley, June 1688.' Wood E 22 
(no. 11) is 'pars quarta' of Davis' sale, 
the auction to begin 11 Apr. 1692; it 
contains the theological library of Dr. 
Edward Pococke. 

^ Wood is swift to note any incon- 
venience of matrimony. 

* in error for ' earl.' William Field- 
ing, 3rd earl of Denbigh, died 23 Aug. 
1685 ; his widow died 9 Dec. 1719. 

^ this note is on the back of part of a 
slip of paper on which Wood had 
written a form of admission to some 


with multitude of business while he (was) secretary of state in the 
Popish plot. 

Munday, 3 1 Aug., Sir Leolin Jenkyns died at his house in Ham- 
marsmith, London. Buried in Jes. Coll. Oxford ^ in Sept. Vide So- 
lemnities ^. Sir Leoline Jenkins died Sept. i so the funeral rings ^. 

September. — [Sir Leolin Jenkyns*, knight, after a long and 
lingring desease died in his house at Hammersmith neare to London 
[about ^ 3 of the clock in the morning on Tuesday the i of Sep- 
tember] 1685, aged 62. Whereupon his body being imbalm'd, was 
carried to Oxon in state, and there in Jesus College chapel at 
the upper end was buried with solemnity on Th., the 17 Sept. 
following, being accompanied to his grave by all the degrees of the 
Universitie. (Arms: — )' argent, 3 cocks gules.' He was the son of 
Leoline Jenkyns a plebeian living at Llanblethian in com. Glamorg. 
but our Sir Leolin was borne at Llanthrished in the said countie. At 
16 yeares of age, 1641, he became a student in Jesus College: left 
that house soon after, and was a tutor to several Welsh gentlemen of 
quality in the house of Sir John Aubrey, bart., of Llanthrithyd, left 
void by sequestration, where he continued from 1648 to 1651 ; and 
then he removed with his charg to Oxon where they sojourned in a 
townsman's house and were educated there, as in Wales before, 
according to the way of the church of England. In 1655 they were 
dispers d as being obnoxious to the then schismatical members of the 
University, and then they travelled beyond the seas for two or 3 
yeares. After Sir Leolin's returne, he setled for a time in Shrop- 
shire ; and after the king's returne he was first made fellow of Jesiis 
College, and soon after principall thereof and Dr. of the Civill Law. 
About 1668 he was made judge of the prerogative upon the death of 
Dr. William Merick, having before (when war was had with the Dutch) 
executed the office of judg of the Admiralty for, and in the place of, 
Dr. (John) Exton. Knighted 7 Jan. i6ff. About [1668^ or be- 
ginning of 1669] he was sent embassador into France to claim the 
queen mother's jewells; and in 1673, having resigned his principality, 

official collections ; the gaps can be ^ see p. 161, infra. 

filled up as follows :—' (Admit the ^ see p. 161, z/z/'m. 

bearer) hereof Mr. Anthony (Wood, * note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 159. 

historio)grapher of the (Univ. of Ox- ^ ^.j^e words in square brackets are 

ford) to peruse certaine (registers, in substituted for ^ on Munday 31 August.' 

the . . .) Office, to take out (? the wills ^ the words in square brackets are 

of writers) and eminent (men).' underlined for correction, and a note 

^ see Gutch'is Wood's Colls, and added in the margin : — * queen mother 

Halls, p. 585. died iilt. Aug. 1669.' 

AUG.-- SEPT, 1685. 

he with Sir Joseph Williamson were sent to Colen by his majesty to 
mediat for a peace between the emperour and king of France. After- 
wards (being return d thence) they were sent as plenipotentiaries to 
Neomagin about 1675, and at his returne was made one of the 
secretaries of stated Which hapning in the beginning of 1680 in 
the popish plot time when much buisness hapned (which his 
brother secretary could not well do or understand), his body was in a 
short time after so much broken that he in a manner was forc'd to 
resigne his secretaryship. Whereupon giving a farewell to all secular 
employment, he retired to an house at Hammarsmith which he had 
hired ; and there, after some time, finished his course. He was a 
great benefactor to the new buildings at Jesus College while he lived ; 
and at his death gave to the said college 700//. per annum and the 
advowson of two churches — all which is to come to the College after 
the death of his brother.] 

[' Trinus'^ erat Adam, taleni suspender e vadarn ^. 

Thomam neglexit " ; Widslanum non bene rexil ^ ; 

Swithinum voluit' — cur ? quia plus valuitl 

Bp. Sanderson found these verses among ihc 
records in Beavoir Castle. 

These verses were written on Adam de Orleton, first, bishop of 
Hereford (1317), afterwards, of Worcester (1328), and, at length, of 
Winchester (1334); written before my face and for my use by Dr. 
William Sandcroft archbishop of Canterbury when I was with him at 
Lambeth, W., 2 Sept. 1685 — at what time he told me he formerly 
had them from Dr. Robert Sanderson who was bishop of Lyncoln. 

* Thomam neglexit, i. e. he neglected the church of Hereford which is dedicated 
to St. Thomas of Cantilupe. 

Wolstanum non bene rexit, i. e. he did not well govern the church of Worcester, 
dedicated to S. Wolstan. 

^ Swithinum voluit, etc., he gapM after Winchester, dedicated to S. Swithune.] 

(Wood 660 C (10) is ' An account of the proceedings against the 
rebels [lately under James, duke of Monmouth] at Dorchester, F. and 
S., 4 and 5 Sept. 1685.') 

(Francis) North, Lord Keeper, and viscount Guilford {Fasti^ 1690) 

^ two faded marginal notes in pencil 
here seem to say : — ' parl(iament) man 
for Univ. of Oxon, 1677 ' and ' v(ide) 
Henry Maurice, Jesus Coll,' 

^ this note is found in MS. Sancroft 
135, fol. 234; Mr. Madan drew my 

attention to it. The portion in italic 
is in Sancroft's hand ; the rest is in 

2 ' I shall go (with all my heart) to 
hang such a one.' 


died at Wroxton (Sept. 5, S.) ; buried there very privatly. Where- 
upon (Sept. 10 ^ Th.) the broad seal was brought to the King at 
Windsore. See Gazet. 

Lady (AHcia) Lisle beheaded at Winchester (Sept. 7, quaere Dr. 
(Phineas) Elwood; quaere what day^ in the beginning of Sept.) for 
harbouring (John) Hicks, a nonconformist minister, (Nathaniel) 
Wade ^, and others engaged in the late rebellion. 

News letter dated Sept. 7, M., tells us that Justice (Sir Thomas) 
Walcot died at his seat neare Ludlow in Herefordshire two dayes 
since, after his returne from the northerne circuit. 

Sept. 7, M., were at Oxford Samuel Palmer Mr. (John) Slade%- 
(John) Tayler^ the vicar of Wolford; (Thomas) Keyt^; Den(nis) 
Huntingdon ^, in number five, of the number of twelve at least that 
made a bargaine 7 Sept. 1665 at the Spread Eagle (commonly called 
the Spread Crow) to meet that day 20 yeares. 

(Wood 896 no. 8 is a Catalogue of 'books lately printed for 
Benjamin Billingsley ' in which Wood notes ' put into my hand by a 
hawker when I was at London, M., 7 Sept. 1685.') 

[xi Sept. 1685, dedif* mihi Paganus Piscator^° in cubiculo suo 
juxta le Fleet, London.] 

^ on Sept. 6 ; see Evelyn's Diary 
under 6 Sept. 1685 ; Luttrell i. 357. 
^ on Sept. 2 ; Luttrell i. 357. 
^ Luttrell i. 359, 360, 365. 
* Samuel Palmer, B.A. Mert. 7 Nov. 

1667, M.A. 8 June 1670. 

5 John Slade, B.A. Mert. 13 Mar. 
i66f, M.A. 29 Oct. 1668. 

^ John Taylour, B.A. Mert. 7 Nov. 

' Thomas Keyt, B.A. Mert. 17 Dec. 

1668, M.A. New C. 27 June 1671. 

^ Dennis Huntington, B.A. S. Alb. 
H. 2 Mar. i66f, M.A. 28 Nov. 1667. 

^ the book entitled 'Jackson's Re- 
cantation,' Lond. 1674; Wood 372 (13), 
in which Wood has this note * this book 
was written by Richard Head, a book- 
seller in London,' and the donor has 
this inscription ' viro multis nominibus 
colendo, eruditissimo humanissimo, do- 
mino Antonio Wood nuper Coll. Mer- 
ton Oxon socio (here Wood has noted 
' nunquam fui socius, A. W.') et istius 
Academiae antiquitatum scholasticarum 
thesaurario recordatorique fidissimo, 
etc' Another gift of the same date is 

Wood 534 (7) 'The tombes, monu- 
ments, and sepulchral inscriptions lately 
visible in S. Paul's cathedral,' in which 
Wood has a note ' donavit mihi author 
P. Piscator anno 1685.' 

^'^ the pedantic Latinisation of Payne 
Fisher. In Wood MS. F 31, p. 47 b is 
the pedigree of Payne Fisher. Wood 
has several pieces by Payne Fisher 
among his books and pamphlets : — 
Wood 429 (14) is ' Epitaphium Roberti 
Blakii nuper Thalassiarchae ' edit, al- 
tera Lond. 1658, by P[aganus] P[is- 
cator]. Wood 429 (28) is P. Piscator's 
' Elogium Sepulchrale ' on George 
Monk. Wood 317 contains 3 pieces 
by P. F. i.e. Payne Fisher, (i) 'Deuset 
Rex, Rex et Episcopus,' (2) ' Elogia 
Sepulchralia,' Lond. 1675; (3) 'Paren- 
tatio, etc' Wood 383 (4) is ' impressio 
secunda Carminis heroici in honorem 
Josephi Williamson,' 1675 [by Payne 
Fisher]. Wood 429 (46) is ' Epitaph 
on Henry Norwood,' in which is written 
' donum authoris Pagani Piscatoris, 
Nov. 23 anno 1690.' 



{Funeral^ of Sir Leoline Jenkyns). 

[Sept.^ I, T., 1685, about 3 in the morning, Sir Leoline Jenkyns, 
knight, after a long and Hngring desease, died at his house in 
Hammersmith ncare to London. 

On the 14 Sept.^ Munday, the body set out from Hammersmith 
towards Oxon accompanied with 3 moorning coaches and his ser- 
vants in moorning on horse-back. 

On Tuesday, (15 Sept.), about dinner time, rode out to meet the 
corps several heads of houses in their coaches and Doctors and others 
on horse back, with the mayor, aldermen, and some of his brethren 
in coaches and others on horse back. After dinner they all came 
in at East gate in good order, his servants in mourning before the 
corps, the corps in a moorning herse drawne by 6 horses all 
adorned with his armes, and in little flaggs sticking thereon. They 
all marched up the street as farr as Alls. Coll. ; then turn'd up Cat 
Street ; and comming to the great gate of the public Schooles, the 
vicechancellor, bishop, and most of the Masters of the Universitie, 
were there to receive it. Thence 'twas conducted to the Divinity 
Schoole fitted to receive it, some of the windowes of which were 
darkned with mourning cloth. 

The next day, being Wednesday <i6 Sept.), it was exposed to 
the sight of the vulgar, or (as wee use to say) it then layd in state. 
There was a larg velvet pall that cover'd the rich cofFm, a candle 
at each corner burning standing on a stand, and 4 in mourning 
continually to stand ther during the time it was expos'd. These 
4 were undergraduats of Jesus College, appointed by the executors. 

Thursday, Sept. 17, in the afternoon, the vice-chancellor, bishop. 
Doctors, noblemen, and Masters met at the Convocation, where 
the Drs and nobles had rings* and . . . , and the IMasters only 
gloves. Thence they went into the Divinity Schoole. Where being 
setled, the Universitie Orator (William Wyatt) in one of the lower 
pulpits did make a speech on that occasion. When that was con- 
cluded his body was carried into the quadrangle, where it was 
mounted on six men's shoulders, the pall held up by six Doctors 
of the Civil (Law) (Sir Richard Lloyd ^ one): carried up the High 
Street, with the Drs and Mrs following, and his servants in moorning 

^ this narrative is from Wood MS. D ^ substituted for ' 16 Sept.' 
19 (3)> fob 69 {ohm fol. 70). * see stipra, p. 158. 

2 substituted for 'Aug. 31, Mun- ^ Judge of the High Court of Ad- 
day.* miralty, Oct. i, 1685. 



going before. After they were at the Quadrivium, they turn'd downe 
the North Street, then thro Jesus College Lane, and so to Jesus 
College, where resting the body in the chappell, the vice-chancellor ^ 
(head of the said house) read the service for the burial of the dead. 
The organ in the Musick School was removed thither for that time, 
and severall Mrs. of musick, and certaine choiristers of Ch. Ch. being 
appointed there, they sang a very solemn and a most dolefuU anthem. 
After prayers and the anthem was done, (John) Spencer ^ fellow 
of that house, speak, from the desk covered with mourning, a Latin 
speech fitted for that occasion. Afterwards the body was deposited 
in a grave neare to that of Dr. (Francis) Mansell, being inclosed 
in a rich cofiin, hinged or brac'd about with barrs or clasps which 
some took to be silver^, an inscription upon it on a plate of 
brass. There was a stripe of mourning hung round the chappell, 
with his armes on them — ' argent, 3 cocks gules.' 

He was* the son of Lleolin Jenkyns of Llanblethian in com. Glamorg., a poore 
taylor, as 'tis said ^ ; but borne at Llanthristred in the same county : bred up at 
schoole under him that succeeded John Owen the epigrammatist at Trylegh in 
com. Monmouth. In 1641, being then 16 yeares of age, he became a student 
(servitour^, quaere) of Jesus College; continued there some yeares; afterwards 
drove thence when Oxford was garrisond. Mr. Henry Vaughan was his tutor. 
Seems to be knowne to Dr. Gilbert Sheldon ^ and Dr. Accepted Freuen, when they 
retired into Glamorganshire to the house of Sir Anthony Mansell (brother to Dr. 
Francis Mansell, principall of Jesus) on the approaches of the enimy to Oxford, 
where they sojourned several months. Taught several youths, the sons of the 
kindred of Dr. Mansell, in the house of Dr. Mansell's kinsman Sir John Aubrey, 
bart., at Llantrythyd, which house was left desolate by sequestracion I He began 
there to teach them under the inspection of Dr. Mansell, anno 1648 ; continued 
till May 1651, at what time Mr. LI. ^ Jenkyns was imprison'd for a seminary and 
they dispersed. In May 1651 he removed with his scholars to Oxford where 
they sojourned in Sampson White's house against Univ. Coll. in the parish of 
S. Peter East. That knott dissolved, 1655, and travelled Mr. Jenkyns with 
them. Returned from travells about 2 yeares before the kinge's returne: from 
which time to the returne he lived with Sir William Whitmore of Shropshire. 

^ Dr. John Lloyd, principal of Jesus 

^ John Spencer, M.A. Jes. Coll. 
8 June 1683. 

^ substituted for ' with silver barrs or 
clasps as they say.' 

* Wood notes : — ' see Aubrey, part i, 
p. 10.' 

^ Wood notes : — * son of a taylour ; 
so Seasonable Argument, p. 22.' 

^ Wood notes in the margin that this 
is to be enquired into : — * see.' 

^ Wood makes a score at the side 
of this sentence and notes : — ' this can- 
not be.' 

8 Wood notes :— ' See Dr. ManselPs 
life that I have (Wood MS. F 30, O. C. 
8492) p. 8, 9.' 

^ i. e. ' Llewelyn,' the ordinary form 
of the Latinized ' Leoline.' 

Wood notes : — ' the names of them, 
quaere ManselVs life, p. 9, 10.' 

" Wood notes :— ' ManseWs life, p. 


After the king's retiirnc, he was actually made fellow of Jesus, and created 
LL. Dr., having never taken any degree before in this University. Introduced 
into Drs. Commons ^ In the latter end of 1660 he was elected principall of Jesus, 
upon Dr. Mansell's resignation. In 1664 when warrs were made with the Dutch 
he was, by the endeavours of {Gilbert) Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. 
(John) Dolben and others, made (1668) substitute to Dr. (John) Exton judge of 
the Admirality, and had a pension extraordinary (besides considerable profits) 
allowed to him. A recruiter in parliament that began 1661 for Hyth in Kent. 
He was also commissary to the archbishop of Canterbury, and on the death of 
Dr. (Sir William) Merick was made judge of Prerogative about 1668. In that 
yeare or 1669 he was sent into France in the depth of winter to claime the jewclls 
of the queen mother of England then lately deceased (vide Gazet) ; in going to 
which place or returning, he was frozen almost to death and had they not rubd 
or anointed him with brandy he might have lost his life. In 1673 he resignd his 
principality and got Mr. John Lloyd to succeed him. About which time he with 
Sir Joseph Williamson went to Coin to mcdiat for a peace between the emperour 
and king of France (vide Gazet). Return'd, and afterward, about 1675, went to 
Nemigen ^ as plenipotentiaries: then the report went that a schoolmaster and the 
chcif gazetcir ^ were sent by the king of England on an embassie. He was then 
I think knighted. In hopes to be archbishop of Canterbury on Dr. Sheldon's 
death. Return'd; made Secretary of State; vide alibi. Chose parliament man 
for the University of Oxford. Was Secretary when the popish plot broke out. 
Upon occasion of which being much employed in business * which his brother 
Secretary could not do so well, it broke his body and was never well throughly 
after. All this while he kept a surrogate for the Prerogative Office. Resigned 
his Secretary's place, anno (1684) ; retired to Hammersmith for health sake and 
there lived to his end. He was a benefactor to the new buildings at Jesus College. 
Gave at his death 700//. per annum and two churches', which after the death of 
his brother is all to come to the College : — i, to complcat the places of 16 fellows 
and 16 scholars which before were defective ; 2, to maintaiue two more fellows 
and two more scholars.]. 

(In Sept. 1685 Wood was in London making excerpts from 
registers in the Prerogative Office ^ ; these excerpts are found in Wood 
MS. B. 13 pp. 1-67.) 

Oxford verie dead for want of scholars in this month — Httle trading 
— waters verie low — the boat men have no trade. 

Sir Edward Herbert, Lord Cheif Justice, quaere gazet : quaere in 
January going before. 

^ this sentence is added from a draft 
of this part of the text on fol. 70 b. 

^ the conferences for peace at Nime- 
guen opened July 1675. 

^ Sir Leoline was principal of Jesus 
College, Sir Joseph was editor of the 
Gazette (see vol. ii. p. 50). The report 
represents the sneer of titled courtiers 
at persons connected with education or 

* Wood notes : — ' vide epitaph,' i. e. 
in Jesus College chapel. 

^ Wood notes : — ' the church of Pi- 
perd by Henley to be annexed to the 
principality ; another church in Kent.' 

^ excerpts from documents in the 
Heralds' Office, undated (but made per- 
haps during this visit), are found in 
Wood MS. B 13, pp. 73-101. 

M 2 



Sept. 20, Su., Mr. (Richard) Witt, registrar of the vicechancellor's 
court, died; buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's East by capt. 
Brockherst his wive's first husband. 

News letter dated, T., 22 Sept., saith— the earl of Thanet is reported^ to be 
dead, being the fourth earl^ of that name dead since 1679. 

News letter, Sept. 27, Su., saith that Sir Richard Ingoldesby is dead. He had 
Mr. Hawkyns his pall, 1 2 Sept. 

Munday, Sept. 28, Sir Thomas Allen, commander in^ the navy, died— so the 
news letter sent to Oxford in the beginning of Oct. 

The same day the letter reported that Dr. Thomas Short an eminent Popish 
physitian died also. Practiced much in Whitehall and thereabouts. Papist. 
A printed elegie on his death was soon after published. 

[Out of a letter dated at Harpford neare to Honiton in Devon 
30 Sept. 16 15 : — 'At Dorchester (com. Dorset) were 249 rebells 
condemned to die, of which some few pleaded not guilty. I think 
200 are repriev'd and the rest are executed, some at Lime, some 
at Dorchester, Bridport, Sherbourne, Weymouth. At Exeter 77 
rebells were condemned, of which 13 are ordered to be executed 
tho' I do not yet heare but of one or two actually executed. At 
Taunton 400 and odde were condemned ; and 3 executed. At Wells 
300 and odd ; and one executed. They generally plead guilty, and 
many surrendred themselves. Others who are supposed to have 
been in the late horrid rebellion, and do yet keep of, will be out- 

October. — In the beginning of this month or latter end of Sept. 
was hanged at Glastenbury (John) Hicks, a nonconformist minister, 
brother to Dr. (George) Hicks, for being in the rebellion. 

I Oct., Th., . . . . , of our Coll., told me that Strang Southby 
was dead — vide alibi; had been dead 5 weeks. Some say he died 
in his passage to Parys. 

1 Oct., Th., the vice-chancellor* having had notice that several 
passages savouring of popery were in a book lately published by 
Mr. Obadiah Walker, entit. ' The Life of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,' 
he sent the beadles to forbid the booksellers to sell any. Mr. 
Walker had dispersed all the copies (saving 200) among the book- 
sellers in Oxford. — Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's book 'The Life of Our 
Saviour'; Dr. (William) Jane, the King's^ professor, veiwed it, 

^ false ; see next note. Thomas Tufton, sixth earl, survived till 

2 Nicholas Tufton, third earl, died 1729. 

24 Nov. 1679; his brother John Tuf- ^ commissioner of the navy; Luttrell 

ton, fourth earl, died 27 Apr. 1680; i. 358- 

his brother Richard Tufton, fifth earl, * John Lloyd, principal of Jesus Coll. 

died 8 Mar. i68| ; but his brother ^ j. e. Reg. Prof Div. 

SEPT. — OCT. 1685. 

made some corrections of it, and sent them to the bishop (John 
Fell). The bishop told Mr. Walker ; yet notwithstanding they stand 
to the bishop's dislike. Vide in Abraham Woodhead. When Dr. 
(Timothy) Halton had been entred into his place \ which was Oct. 
6, T., he sent the beadle to see whether Mr. Walker was come 

Oct. 2, F., paid \s 6d to John Barret ; so I ow him nothing. 
I had a keen or two of thread into the bargan. I then changed 
a guynny, and eat tripe with him. 

Above 30 commoners in Merton Coll. 

Oct. 3, S., paid goodwife Payne her quarteridge, 5^ ; goodwife 
Watson also, 4^. 

Oct. 5, Holywell court day. 

Oct. 6, T., news letter saith that Sir Edward Herbert is made 
Lord Chief Justice in the place of (George) Jctfries made Lord 

Oct. 6, T., Dr. (John) Lloyd resign'd his office of vicechancellor 
and Dr. (Timothy) Halton re-assumed it againc. Every one thought 
that Dr. (William) Levinz^ should have had it; but some say he is 
not fit because of infirmities, others that he will not be govern'd 
by Dr. (John) Fell. Lloyd, a bibing fellow, of little business, 
pedanticall, and of little or no behaviour ; shie and cross when you 
goe to make use of him, though upon a publick accompt. 

Oct. 7, W., . . . Fogg, an attorney, son of Dan. Fogg^, died. His 
sister Mary (the beauty) and he were buried togeather in one grave. 

[1685'' Oct. 9, F., John Clarke, the drawer of the beere in INIerton 
College cellar, died ; and was buried next day in the churchyard of 
S. Peter in the East.] 

Sunday, Oct. xi, Sir John Churchill, jMaster of the Rolls, died : Sir 
Thomas Trevor to succeed him — so the news letter. 

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1685 (vide in Abraham Woodhead (in Ath.^) in 
the morning Mr. Nath(aniel) Boys of Univ. Coll. was with his Majesty 
at Whitehall, who told him that ' he had seen and read the sermon of 
his' (meaning the sermon preached at S. INIarie's 26 July, Thanks- 
giving day, for some passages in which he made a recantation) ' and 
was well pleased with it ' and that ' it w^as an ingenious discourse and 
well pen'd.' And that ' he had also seen a book, lately com out, by 
one that is Head of University Coll.' (meaning Mr. (Obadiah) Walker), 

^ as vice-chancellor, in succession to ^ see Peshall's Additions, p. 14. 
John Lloyd. * Wood's note in MS. Rawl. B 402 a, 

^ President of S. John's. p. 72. 



that 'it was a very good book and (he) wondred how any one shall 
find fault with it/ 

Oct. 14, Wedn., the King's birth-day celebrated in Oxford with 
great expressions of loyaltie. Bells ringing in the day-time ; at night 
bonfiers in several colleges with the drinking of healths, bonfiers in the 
streets with drinking also. At 1 1 of the clock (dinner time) a bonfier 
in Ch. Ch. quadrangle. 

Sir Thomas Ogle is made Master of Chelsey College in the place of Sir Thomas 
Daniel, deceased — so the news letter dated Oct. 15, Th. 

[Out^ of a letter to me from Wells, 21 Oct. 1685 : — 'the records here which 
were burnt by the rebells were only counterparts of leases and such things as 
related to the patrimony of the bishoprick : but wee have no register exact of what 
they consisted.'] 

[Henry Stedman ^ or Stedmyn of Brecknockshire, gent., died in the house of 
. . . Rose behind, or on the north side of, St. Marie's church, Th., 22 Oct. 1685 
aged 65 ^ or therebouts. Buried by the care of his son Henry Stedmyn M. A. and 
chaplain of Allsoules College in S. Marie's church. (Arms : — ) ' vert a cross or.^ 
He accompanied Sir Leoline Jenkyns' body from Hammarsmith to Oxon, and 
continuing there for some time after for the sake of his son, fell sick there and 
died. He was the son as I conceive of John Stedman of Loveslodge in Caermer- 
thenshire, esq. , and had been a student in Jesus College with Sir Leolin Jenkyns 
before mentiond. Henry* Stedman the son was matriculated of S. Alban Hall 
by the name of Stedmin son of Henry Stedmin of St. Brechin, gent, aet. 17, 1674, 
Apr. 10.'] 

Oct. 2 2, Th., . . . Stedman of Brecknockshire, father to (Henry) 
Stedman ^ of AUso. Coll., died at Rose his house between S. Marie's 
and Allhallowes Church : buried in St. Marie's Church. (Arms) 
' vert a cross or.' ' Coll. Jesu, Henricus Stedman, Carmathensis, 
filius Johannis Stedman de Loveslodge in com, praedict. armigeri, 
aetat. 16, 1636.' Vide Obital Book ^ 

Oct. 22, Th., news letter then dated saith that the earl of Aylsbury (Robert 
Bruce), lord chamberlain of his majesty's houshold, was dead''. Died 19 Oct., M. 
Vide Fasti 1605. — At the same time came news that Georg (Savile) Marquess of 
Halyfax, hath resign'd his presidentship of the Privi Counsel!. 

Oct. 23^ F., (Henry) Cornish^, sherriff (of London), sufFerred in 
Cheapside for being in the phanatick plot, 1683. 

^ note in Wood 660 C. 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 160. 

^ in pencil only, as doubtful. 

* this last sentence was added later, 
in pencil. 

^ Henry Stedman, M.A. Allso. 23 
June 1680. 

i» e. Wood MS, F 4, from which 

the preceding paragraph has been taken. 

' in Wood E 20, * Catalogue 64 ' is 
the auction-catalogue of the books and 
MSS. of Robert Bruce earl of Ayles- 

^ see Luttrell i. 359-361. Wood 421 
(5) is ' The tryalls of Henry Cornish, 
19 Oct. 1685,' Lond. 1685, price is. 

OCTOBER, 1685. 


Oct. 24, S., for Mr. <Andrew> Allam's gowne, of Spencer, 20s. 
(Wood acquired also, no doubt by purchase from some bookseller to whom 
they had been sold ])y Allam's executors, a considerable number of Allam's books, 
which are still recognisable in the Wood Collection by Allam's notes of their price, 
source, and date of acquisition (his handwriting being peculiar). Wood 5 (' Rider's 
British Merlin for 1682 ' by Cardanus Merlin) has had some pages of notes torn 
out from the end ; from some single letters which remain in the inner edge I con- 
jecture this may have been the place where W^ood got the AUam slips noticed 
in vol. ii. p. 509. Wood 95 (Sir Richard Baker's * Theatrum triumphans,' Lond. 
1670), is noted by Allam as bought for 10^, of the bookseller Oxlad, 21 Aug. 
1676. Wood 179 (Londinensis * de antiquitatc Cantab.,' 1568) is noted by Allam 
to have been bought for 2s Gd, from the bookseller West ('We. bib.'), on 18 Apr. 
1678; a previous owner had written * Antonius Weber, Coloniensis, meus est 
herus: emptus Cantabrigiae in regno Angliae anno 1673: 1^4^/.' Wood 205 
(Bate's *Elcnchus Motuum,' Lond. 1663) has Allam's autograph ' e libris Andreae 
Allam ex aula Sti Edmundi Oxon 1675,' and is noted as bought for 4^ 6c/ of the 
bookseller Oxlad (senior). At the beginning is a Latin note by Allam, of some 
length, about George Bate the author— this note is of importance as showing the 
nature of those notes by Allam which Wood admits helped him in the Athcnac. 
Wood 639 ^Sir Thomas More's Utopia, Basil. 1518) is noted by Allam as ' pretium 
o^8^/; We(st> biblio])ola ; Decembris die sexto 1675.' Other books, formerly 
belonging to Allam, are Wood 345 (W. Barlow's ' Vita Ricardi Cosin,' Lond. 
1598); Wood 528 (Arthur Duck's 'Vita Ilcnrici Chichele,' Oxon. 1617) ;^ Wood 
567 (Anthony Ascham's 'Discourse of what is lawful during revolutions,' Lond. 
1648); Wood 622 no. 15 ('The late story of Mr. William Lilly,' Lond. 164^; 
bought of Bowman, Oxford 14 Sept. 1654, price 3-/) ; Wood 663 ('Observator 
vapulans,' Lond. 1656); Wood 668 (R. GlanviU's 'Tract, de legibus et consuct. 
Angliae,' 1604) ; Wood 671 (Selden's Fortescue's ' Laudes legum Angliae,' Loncl. 
i67*'2) ; Wood 693 (Olaus Mngnus, Lugd. Bat. 1645) ; Wood 709 (John Milton's 
Mitterae pseudo-senatus Anglicani,' 1676: bought on 18 Aug. 1677 for 2s%d)\ 
Wood 764 (' Doctrine of the Bible,' Lond. 1666; with the autograph 'Andrew 
Allam his booke. Amen, 1669 ') ; Wood 806 ('Apostolical and true opinions con- 
cerning the Holy Trinity,' Lond. 1653); W^ood 826 (Louis de Montalte [i.e. 
Blaise Pascal] 'les Provincialcs,' translated into English by John Da\-is of Kid 

welly, 1657). , 

Wood cites frequently in his Diary ' Allam's ' (or, as he often seems to spell tne 
name, ' Allum's ') 'notes.' One series of these was apparently at the end of what 
is now • MS. Bodl. 594,' that namely which W^ood cites as ' Allam's notes at the 
end oi Notes from Convocation Registers': whether these notes still exist in some 
unknown quarter, I cannot tell. A few papers which seem to me to be un- 
doubtedly in Allam's handwriting are still found in the Wood MSS., e. g. that one 
printed sti^ra under date 29 Nov. 1680. Numerous notes preparatory to the 
Athenae, in Allam's handwriting, are found in Wood :MSS. F 46-48. 

A few items in the Wood Collection of printed books are noted to be gifts from 
Allam. E.g. Wood E. 17, 'catalogue 35,' the Bihliotheca Mathematica of Sir 
Jonas More, has the note ' given to me by Mr. A. Allam, 14 Oct. 1684.' Similarly, 
Wood E. 18, ' catalogue 39' and 'catalogue 40,' of the books of W^illiam Hawkms 
of Norwich and of Dr. Richard Lee, have each the note ' given to me by Mr. A. 
Allam, 26 May, 1685.') 

Oct. 25, Su., Dr. Thomas White consecrated bishop of Peter- 



borough in the place of Dr. (Wilham) Lloyd translated to Norwich ; 
T. 5; FasU 1683. 

Oct. 25, Su., in Mr. (William) Paynter's chamber, a rebufif from 
Dr.^ ... LI. . . . , a pedagog. 

[26 Oct. 2, M., chancellor's letters read in behalf of Mr. (George) 
Clarke, his majesties Judge Advocate, to be parliament man in the 
place of Sir Leolin Jenkyns deceased.] 

Oct. 29, Th., spent at the Crown Tavern on Mr. (William) 
Fulm(an), Dr. (John) Beale, and Dr. (Phineas) Elwood about ^s. 

Oct. 30, F., (John) Ayloff^ and Richard Felthorpe were executed. 

30 Oct., F., paid Mr. Janes my battles in the common chamber in 
the presence of Mr. (John) Edwards, newly return'd from Littlemore. 

[News* letter dated S., 31 of Oct. 1685 :— Yesterday justice Withens gave the 
charge to the grand jury at Westminster, Sir William Smith being foreman. In 
which charg he said that there were under the command of the duke of Monmouth 
6000 rebells in the encounter wherin they were routed and that not above 2800 
were disposed off ; that in their circuit they could not find above 2 or 3 that 
harbour'd them ; that it was improbable that any of them were escaped out of 
the land ; what then must become of the rest ? It's like many of them are in 
London and Westminster ; and that it would be a proper way for the constables 
to goe about in every precinct to enquire concerning the lodgers how long they 
have been in their lodgings, also when they or the housekeeper were from home, 
if they took any journeys in the time of the rebellion, etc.] 

News letter*^, S., 31 Oct. 1685; information being brought against one Dr. 
Eedes ^ for a scandalous book ^ in which the late duke of Monmouth is pretended 
to be justified, his counsell yesterday moved to put off the triall to the next terme, 
but it was refused. 

About the latter end of this month Th(omas) King, M.A. of 
Br(as.) Coll. formerly of Merton, afterwards rector of (Pitchcott) 
neare Ailsbury, died of the smallpox at London. Refer to. He had 
been in prison for speaking treason. His father ' in prison in the King s 

^ probably Dr. John Lloyd of Jes. 
Coll. ; see what Wood says supra, 
p. 165. 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 115. 

' Luttrell i. 348, 355, 362. He was 
' somtimes gentleman commoner of S. 
Edm. Hall,' Wood's note in Wood 428 
A (18). 

* note in Wood 660 C. 

^ Sir Francis Wythens, Puisne Justice 
of the King's Bench, Apr. 25, 1683. 

^ this note is written on the back of 
a fragment of an exercise in verse on 
the theme 'Imperat aut servit collecta 

pecunia cuique.' 

* Divitiae non sunt fugiendae ; si quia 

Foelicem vitam vivere difficile est ; ' 
eight lines are left ; the last mutilated 
by the binder. 

^ Wood notes: — 'Dr. Eedes of Chi- 
chester, vide Gazett in Feb. 1685(1. e. |) 
about the middle.' Luttrell i. 372, 389. 

^ Wood corrects this statement : — 
' 'Twas for maintaining his <i. e. Mon- 
mouth's) title in common discours at 

» Thomas King, M.D. 

OCT.— NOV. 1685. 


bench. His rectory a sinecure; one or two houses on it; land layd 
out for him in inclosure. 

In this month of Oct. was the bridge at the Castle-mill tayle repaired 
at the charg of the city of Oxford after it had laid ruinous ^ neare an 
yeare. The parishioners of St. Thomas they refused to repaire it and 
alleged that it was to be don by the miller ; the miller alledged it was 
to be don by the parish. Whereupon a hearing of the matter being 
made at the assize in July going before, it was adjudged to be done 
by the city. 

In the same month was the bridge leading from the towne to the 
Castle repair'd at the county charge. 

November. — Nov. 5, Th., Mr. (Thomas) Sparks of Ch. Ch. 
preach'd at St. Marie's, much against the Pope. Gaudies and bonfiers 
secundum antiquam consuetudinem ^. 

Nov. 8, Sunday, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Bt., who was double benefic'd in 
Cornwall by the gift of his father, was consecrated bishop of Eristow, at Lambeth, 
on the translation of Dr. (John) Lake to Chichester. On the xi (W.) he and 
Bath-and-Wells were introduced into the House of Lords. 

Sir ^, Mr. John James [of Ch. Ch.] who preached [Dr. Jonathan Trelauney] the 
bishop of Bristol's consecration sermon tells me that he was consecrated at 
Lambeth Sunday November 8th [1685]. He thinks that the bishop of Peter- 
borough [Dr. (Thomas) White] was consecrated on the Sunday was (a) fortnight 
before that ; but Mr. (Richard) Blechinton of St. John's Coll. can give you certain 
information, for he preached on that occasion. Your humble servant, Richard 

Nov. 9, M., Mr. (Thomas) Newey of Ch. Ch. spake Dr. (John) 
Morris his speech in schola linguarum. 

[. . . Darrell*, wife of . . . Darrell, gent., and sister to Dr. Thomas Stafford of 
Magd. Coll., died in the house of . . . Pledell, chirargion in S. Marie's parish, M,, 
9 Nov. 1685. The next day her body was carried to Lamport in Bucks and there 

Nov. 10, T., paid goodwife Payne for half a quarter, and goodwife 
Gilbert began. 

Nov. 10, T., , . . Darrell, wife of . . . Darrell, sister to Dr. (Thomas) 
Stafford, was carried to Lamport in Bucks and there buried. Died in 
the house of Mr. Pledwell, chirurgeon, the day before ; quaere. 

Nov. II, W., cl(ean) sheets. 

^ an earlier sketch of this note says 
* ruinous for half an yeare before or 
more, in which time the repairing of it 
was controverted between the parish- 
ioners of St. Thomas parish and the 
miller of the Castle mill.' 

^ see Luttrell i. 362. 

^ this is an autograph note of Richard 
Old's directed by him ' For Mr. An- 
thony Wood.' The words in square 
brackets are marginal notes by Wood. 

* note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 160. 


[Robert Racket son of William Racket and Mary his wife, born 
in Robert Wood's house in S. John Baptist parish, Thursd. 1 2 Nov. 
1685 between 11 and 12 at night. Christened 24 Nov., T., godfathers 
Dr. Richard Lydall, Dr. John Luffe ; godmother, Mrs. Clayton, wife 
of James Clayton ^.] 

Nov. 1 7, T., John Coke, burgess for Derby, was for speaking these 
words ' wee are true Englishmen, and ought not to be huff'd out of our 
religion,' or to that effect, committed prisoner to the Tower by order 
of the house ; where remaining till the parliament was dissolv'd he 
was releas'd and afterwards lost his captaineship of a troop of horse 
in the army and from being gentleman usher to the queen. The 
h(ouse> will be so sensible of this in time that they will consider him 
for his loss. Roger Coke hath this story I think in his ' Detection.' 

Nov. 17, T., one . . . Cook a burgess for Derby (quaere the 
Catalogue), for speaking certaine words which sounded not well, was 
committed by a majority prisoner to the Tower of London. Soon 
after released (i. e. after the parliament was prorogued). The words 
were 'wee are true Englishmen and ought not to be hufft out of 
our religion.' Re lost his gentleman usher's place to the queen and 
captaineship of a troop of horse in the army. 

[Out 3 of a letter from Harpford dated 17 Nov. 1685, thus Lord Chief 
Justice (George) Jeffries said at the assize that just before the happy defeat of 
the rebells at Sedgmore they were reckoned to be 7000; that he thought 1000 of 
them were kild in the fight and about 1000 were taken since : upon which his 
lordship charged the country to look narrowly after the others. I cannot exactly 
learn how many of his majesty's forces were slaine: I think not verie many, 
perhaps 4 or 500. There are above 700 of those that are taken to be transported, 
and about 40 or 50 pardoned : the rest have been executed in several places of 
the three counties to terrific others from doing the like hereafter.] 

(Wood 421 (4) is ' The contrivance of the fanatical conspirators . . . laid open,' 
Lond. 1685, which Wood notes to have been ' published in Nov. 1685, price 15/) 

Nov. 18, W., received of my brother monsieur 5//. as part of 
Michaelmas rent. Re owes me also 2d not received. The rest I 
received 5 Feb., see Feb. following. 

Nov. 20, Friday, the parliament prorogued * to the 10 Feb. following, 
to the amazement of all people. It began by prorogation 9 Nov., M. 
A little before they had made an address to him for the removall of all 
Popish officers from his army and had voted seaven hundred thousand 
pounds for the pay then and to keep them up. 

1 note from MS. Phillipps 7018. ^ note in Wood 660 C. 

James Clayton, son of Sir Thomas * Evelyn's Diary under date 20 Nov. 
Clayton (warden of Merton College). ' 1685; Luttrell i. 364. 

NOV,— DEC. 1685. 


Nov. 21, S., Magd. Coll. bell rang out for Mr. Philip Gierke, fellow 
of that house, lately proctor of the University, who died of the smal 
pox at ... . 

Nov. 23, Munday at 8 in the morning Convocation for electing a 
burgess in the place of Sir Leoline Jenkyns. Dr. (William) Oldish 
of New Coll. stood; (George) Clerk of Alls. M.A. and fellow, judge 
advocat of the army, stood against him. Who having about 80 votes ^ 
more than he, he was pronounced elect — so Oldish hath had the 
canvas thrice. (George) Clerk is a junior and a good fellow and the 
pot men and juniors carry all before them. 

Nov. 29, Su., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Dr. John Leyburne, bishop of Atrumetum in partibus infidelium ; 
goes in a long cassock and cloak, with a golden + hanging to a black 
ribbon about his neck : goes in a chaire or sedan, but his traine is not 
held up— so Mr. (Obadiah) Walker. Dr. (John) Leyburne, secre- 
tary lately to the cardinal of Norfolk ^ and now bishop of Atrumetum, 
came as nuntio from the pope to King James II about the middle of 
this month and took up his lodging in Lyncoln s Inn's Fields. His 
traine is bore up. He confers popish Orders. 

Captain Henry Bertie, yonger brother to the earl of Abendon 
(James Bertie), hath his commission taken from him, so hath his elder 
half brother captain Richard Bertie ; because not forward in the parlia- 
ment to vote up the popish officers ^ Earl of Abendon declines also. 
'Tis thought that the marquess of Halyfax (George Savile) quitted all 
court employments upon a foresight of ill matters that were to come. 

November, letters sent, to Elias Ashmole, to Edward Philips: 
December, to Dr. (Simon) Patrick, to Sir Robert Marsham. 

December. — This month and before, Mr. (John) Bernard* of 
Bras. Coll., grandson of Dr. (Peter) Heylyn, talkes much at Ball's 
coffey house for popery. 

Dec. 4, F., in the morning the bells rang out for judge (Sir Richard) 
HoUoway's mother. 

Dec. 4, F., . . . Fortune ^ rector of Todenham, who succeeded 
(Robert) Wickins'', died there. 

^ * Dr. Oldys had 1 30 votes : Clark 
had 209' : MS. Bodl. 594, p. 115. 

^ cardinal Philip Howard. 

^ see Luttrell i. 367. 

* John Barnard, adm. commoner of 
Line. Coll. 4 Nov. 1676, ' son of John 
Barnard D.D. rector of Waddington, 
Lincolnshire and formerly fellow of 

Line. Coll.' [29 Sept. 1648—165(8 ?)], 
* born at Waddington, aetat. 15 '. B.A. 
Line. 1 5 June 1680 ; Fell, of Bras, (re- 
signed 1688) ; M.A. Bras. 24 Apr. 1683. 

^ Moore (or More) Fortune M.A. 
Magd. H. 17 June 1662. 

« Robert Wickens M.A. Ch. Ch. 16 
May 1639. 


Dec. 5, S., news came that Dr. (Richard) Thompson, deane of 
Bristow, is very lately dead; and that Dr. (William) Levet, principal 
of Magd. Hall, will succeed. 

Dec. 8, T.j a flood at Oxon by much raine ^ that fell ; none the 
winter before. Report then that . . . James, a dancing master of 
Oxford, was hanged at Tyburn for cutting a purse. Fahe^ quaere. 

(Wood 421 (7) is 'An account of the tryal of Charles Bateman, 
W., 9 Dec, and of John Holland and William Davis, Th., 10 Dec, 
1685,' Lond. 1685.) 

Dec. xii, S., Dr. John Pell died, T. xi. 

Dec. 1 6, W., at night, a ' black night ' given to the bachelors by 
Dr. John Conant, senior deane. Ten collers of brawne lost, besides 
part of Okely's victualls. 

Dec 19, S., paid the laundress her quarteridge. 

20 Dec, Sunday, Ch. Pe. and Al. De^. 

married in Magd. Coll. Chapel. 

[1685 M., 21 Dec, S. Thomas day, Thomas Johnson, a Northum- 
berland man, Mr. of Arts and scholar of Corp. Xti. Coll., was buried 
in the north cloyster there next to the grave of Zachary Bogan, and 
neare to that of Nicholas Prideaux. The said Mr. Johnson died two 
dayes before.] 

Dec 25, F., paid goodwife Gilbert for half a quarter 4^. (6d. too 

Dec. 25, F., news that another nuntius apostolicus is come, called 
senior Dada, or some such name — (see * news letter dated 9 April 
1687). A cabal of papists at Somerset house where bishop (John) 
Layburne doth lodg; lord Arundell of Wardour (Henry Arundell) 

Dark, wet, thick aire, cloudy, foggy for a week before Xtmas day 
and for the three holy dayes following. Tuesday, Dec. 29, faire and 
sun shining; the rest (of the days of Dec) like the former. 

Dec. 26, S., news that Dr. (Henry) Compton, bishop of London, 
is turn'd out of the privie counsell and that ther'l be a toleration^. 
He was a long and larg speech in the beginning of the session of 
parliament in Nov. against popery, and very ready to promote the 
address for disbanding popish officers that would not take the test« 
Compton, bishop of London, hath spoke severall things to the King, 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under dates 22 * this reference is added at a later 

Nov. and 31 Dec. 1685. date. 

^ see A. a D. supra, pp. 3, 61. ^ Luttrell i. 367 ; Evelyn's Diary 

^ note in MS. Rawl. B 402 a p. 72. under date i Jan. i68|. 

DECEMBER, 1685. 


when duke, that did not well rellish with him. In Feb. 1675 <i. e. f > 
he disired the duke that his daughter (lady Ann, quaere) who had 
been confirm'd in Jan. before, should be prepared to receive the 
communion at the Easter following. 

[News^ letter dated, S., 27 Dec. 1685; 'about 100 rebells in the 
woods neare Taunton do as yet lurk there; build themselves 
tabernacles and make beds of feme : and their tabernacles are in 
such places that but one man can at a time come at them. They 
sometimes before had sallied out ; went to Taunton and killed the 
hangman that had hanged the rebells there: some of them are 

New<s) letter, M., Dec. 29, 1685, bishop of Durham is to 

succeed the bishop of London as deane of the Chappell and the 
bishop of Rofif. is made clerk of the cabinet in the place of the bishop 
of Durham. Quaere Gazet. 

29 Dec.^ M., bishop (Nathaniel) Crew swornc deane of the 
chapel royall; 29 Dec, M., Dr. (Thomas) Sprat, bishop of Roff., 
sworne clerk of the closet to his majesty, in loco Crew\ 

P(eter) Priaulx-', minister of Milksham in Wilts, sometimes of 
Merton Coll., died there about this time. (Died about a fortnight 
after Christmas, — so Mr. (John) Massy.) 

(Wood 421 (6) is ' The tryal of John Hampden, W., 30 Dec. 1685,' 
Lond. 1685, price 3^?.) 

Dec. ult., Th., Mris. . . . Ludwell, wife of Dr. (John) Ludwell, 
died in Halywell. 

Eodem die, (Charles) Masters ^ a junior fellow of Exeter Coll. 
died of the small pox ; buried the same day in the chapel ; of kin 
to . . . Masters, minister of Bridew. 

This winter an unusuall feaver raged in Oxford ; many sick ; some 
die. See in February following. 

\s. wanting of Mr. Joyner's 10//. last midsummer ^ Mr. — 

Oakly, junior. 

^ note in Wood 660 C. 

^ this note is written on the back of 
a fragment of a Latin (prose) theme on 
the subject 'use the present hour.' It 
contains the sentence ' Epicurus etiam 
dicere solebat, contra caetera omnia 
aliquid tutum inveniri posse, at contra 
mortem omnes nos inhabitare urbem 

^ Peter Priaulx, M.A. Mert. 28 June 

* added at a later date. 

^ Boase's Reg. Coll. Exon. p. 80. 
'Si' Masters off Exeter Colledg wass 
buryed in the Chappell January the first 
1685 ' ; Burials Reg. of S. Michael's. 

^ it seems that Wood had charge of 
the getting together the contribution 



168| and 1686: 2 Jac. II: Wood aet. 54, 

(At the end of the Almanac for 1685 and the beginning of the Almanac for 1686 
are jottings of letters of enquiry sent by Wood to various people in connection 
with lives of people he was writing for the Athenae. These may be brought 
together here ^ : — ) 

Jan. 9, (letters sent to) Dr. (Toby) Garbrand, Mr. Thomas Tully, Mr. John 
Aubrey, Dr. D(aniel) Whitby ; queries to Exeter by Mr. (William) Paynter ; 
queries to Lancashire by Mr . . . Hayne. 

Jan. 16, 1685 (i. e. f ) (letters sent to) John Salkeld, Daniel Ashford. 

Jan. 24, 1685 (i.e. f) (letters sent to) Dr. (Thomas) Barlow, Mr. John 

Lady day (Mar. 25, 1686) letter to Mr. (John) Goad, (about) Thomas Willis, 
William Laurence, William How, G. A.^ ; (to) Mr. Ashm(ole) 

(about) Sir John Davies, Dr. John Bridg ; (to) Dr. (Joseph) Crowther ^ (about) 
Sir John Marsham, William How, Dr. Georg Wild's playes. 

28 Apr., (to) Mr. (William) Osb(orne'') of Edmund hall for Alan Blane. 

May 3, to Mr. Nathaniel Friend for Mr. Thomas Willis, Thomas Howell, Row- 
land Searchfield, Dr. Thomas Westfield, and for a catalogue or register of in- 
stallations of bishops deanes and canons. 

Eodem die (to) Mr. (William) Osb(orne) for Al(an) Blayne of Standish, 
Gloucestershire ; (to) Mr (Thomas) Gilbert (for) Nicholas Lockyer, Ch(ristopher) 
Fowler, Philip Nye, Thomas Gale. 

9 May, letter to Sir John Dugdale about his father (not sent) — ' I doe not intend 
to teach you civility but to tell you according to the rules.' 

10 May, Mr. George Llevvellin . . Georg Atherton. 

July beginning, queries by John Adams to (John) Chetwind for pl(ace) of 
sep(ulture) of Dr. Thomas Bentham, Robert Wright, Laurence Nowell, epitaph 
of William Burton, Thomas Worthington ; (to) Dr. . . . Cantar about (Henry) 
Swinburne and Dr. Edmund Deane ; John Shaw, Georg Ritchell. 

6 Oct., to Mr. Edward Sclater about Dr. Cal(ybute) Downing, his father 
(Edward Sclater), and Thomas Ward's poem. 

19 Oct., to Sir Edward Sherburne about lord Digbye's book and Dr. (John) 
Goff's, as also Ch(arles) Aleyn (poet). 

. . . Oct., (to) James Hamer (about) Edward Gee, Eccles^ Preston, Is(aac) 
Ambr(ose), bishop (George) Hall at Wigorn. 

(. . . Oct., to) Mr. . . . Porter'' about Thomas Chaloner, Richard Parr. 

Oct. last, Mr. Humphrey Hody, Nathaniel Heighmore, Humphrey Sydenham. 

Nov. I, (to) Mr. (Nathaniel) Friend (about) Thomas Willis, bishop (Thomas) 
Howell, bishop (Thomas) Westfield, book of antiquities of Bristow ^. 

raised privately to maintain William 

^ the jottings are individually in- 
significant ; but collectively they are of 
value as showing the amount of per- 
sonal information which Wood collected 
for the lives in the Athenae. 

^ possibly George Andrew, see in the 

^ Wood notes at a later date : — ' he 

did receive the letter.' 

* William Osborn, M.A. S. Edm. H. 
22 June 1683. 

^ a name seems omitted. 

® possibly this is for ' Eccleston,' the 
name of Edward Gee's living. 

possibly John Porter, M.A. Bras. 30 
May 1665. 

^ this MS. is described in a note in 
Wood MS. D 4, fol. 342 : some notes 

JAN.— DEC. 1686. 

Nov. 2, (to) Mr. Thomas Creech (about) (i) William Hemming, (2) Arthur 
Brett, (3) Thomas Otway, (4) Henry Bold, (5) Richard Lovelace, (6) Sir Carr 
Scrope, (7) Sir Charles Sedley, (8) Sir William Killif^revv, (9) James Shirley, 
(10) capt. Robert Mead, (11) Sir William Lower, (12) Samuel Harding, (13) John 
Quarles, (14) Robert Barron of Grey's Inn, (15) Robert Gomershall, (16) John 
Marston, Nicholas Lockyer, quaere Thomas Southerne. 

Nov. 7, (to) Mr. . . . W^alker about Thomas Branker of Bras. Coll., Chr. Good- 
man and Thomas Newton. 

Beginning of Nov. 1686, (ask about) Dr. H(enry) Gleraham ((ask) Mr. 
Edwards or Lloyd of Jesus Coll.), Bass. Jones, Hamlet Puliston, Dr. John Davis 
antiquary ((ask) Mr. . . . Edwards or . . . Lloid), Nathaniel Williams, Dr. John 
David Rhese ((ask) idem), William Vaughan of the Golden Grove ((ask) idem)^ 
Sir Edward Stradling of St. Donate's. 

Bishops of Lla7idaff—]o\\n Murrey, Morgan Owen, Hugh Lloyd, Francis Davies. 
Bishops of S. David's — Dr. Richard Rawlins, Dr. Henry Morgan, Dr. Richard 
Davies, Marmaduke Middleton, Anthony Rudd. Bishops of Bangor — Thomas 
Pygot, Thomas Skeffington, Arthur Bulkley, William Glyn, Rowland Merick, 
Edmund Griffith, . . . Price ^ (? Christian name). Dr. Robert Morgan, Mr. 
(Humphrey) Lloyd. 

Dec. 20, (letter to) Dr. (Thomas) Lane (about) Sir Richard Lane, 

St. Thomas' day (21 Dec.) i686 (to) Mr. Richard Izaack (about) Catalogue of 
deanes and archdeacons of Exeter ; James Turbervill's death, carl of Anglesie's 
nativity and place of burial. 

(At the beginning of this Almanac are these other notes which may be brought 
in here : — ) 

Wing, 1686, \d (i.e. name and price of this Almanac) 

Sept. 24, (16)91, Mr. (John) Aubrey told me that Endimion Porter died 
suddenly of an apoplexy in the Strand, London, under the barber's hands, 1651 or 52. 
(At the end of this Almanac is this note : — ) 

Moneys to receive from my sister^ and Robert Wood ; (i) 22 May 1686 was 

of inscriptions in Bristol Cathedral and 
churches, presumably taken from 
Freind's book, follow, ibid., fol. 343- 

" Nathaniel Freind of Westerleigh in 
Gloucestershire, who teacheth a private 
schoole there in grammar and mathe- 
matics, hath made a collection of an- 
tiquities of the citie of Bristow which 
is a quarto MS. and containeth these 
things : — 

''charters of the city of Bristoll 
granted by several kings of England — 
the first charter is of King Henry II ; 

" articles or observations concerning 
the liberties and privileges of the city 
of Bristow, gathered out of the sub- 
stance of several charters granted by the 
kings of England to the inhabitants and 
burgesses of the said city ; 

" such things as concern the city of 
Bristow taken out of a MS. containing the 

valuation of all monasteries, rectories, 
vicaridges, chantries, hospitalls, etc., i 
Edward VI (1547), in the diocese of 
Worcester ; 

" memorable things concerning 
Bristow ; 

" catalogue of mayors, provosts or 
sherriffs from i John (anno 1215) to 
1669 ; 

" an account of several persons that 
have given gifts to the city of Bristow 
for charitable uses ; 

monuments and monumentall in- 
scriptions and coats of armes in severall 
or all churches in Bristow, with the 
armes on them and the armes in 

These things were mostly collected 
in 1669." 

^ William Roberts, it ought to be. 

^ Mary Drope, widow of Wood's 
brother Robert (who died 16 July 1686). 




due for the use of 50//. for half an yeare (viz. from 22 Nov. to 22 May) ili. c^s. (2) 
30 Sept. 1686 was due for the use of 50/2. for half an yeare (viz. from 30 Mar. 1686 
to 30 Sept. seq.) ili. e^s. (3) Nov. 22, 1686, (was due) iH. 5J-.— summa 3/?. 15^. 
(4) Our Lady day rent 1686 wanting two gynnies. (5) Michaelmas day rent 1686, 
at due.— 5/2. my sister owes me. (6) Lady day rent, 1687. (7) Mar. 30, 1687, use 
money iH. ^s. 

(Wood 843 is ' Kalendarium Catholicum for the year 1686 ' bought 
by Wood for 6d., and on it Wood has this note :— ) ' Such an 
almanac as this was published 166 1, 1662, 1663 and if I am not 
mistaken Thomas Blount of the Inner Temple had a hand in it. 
After it had laid dormant 20 yeares it was againe published when all 
people expected popery to be introduced.' 

January.— Much raine hath fallen all the Xtmas and in the be- 
ginning of this month the waters very high, wages bad, a great flood 
— not greater these 7 yeares, much abated by the i3(th), W. 

Major ^ S. Salway, a great Olivarian, of Richard's Close in Shrop- 
shire, drown'd himself there in a stone pit and took out alive but died 
soon after. Attempted to destroy himself 2 dayes before. This was 
within the Twelf dayes. 

Dr. Benjamin Calamy, minister of S. Laurence . . . London, died 
there F., i Jan. ; son of Edmund Calamy, a presbyterian minister. 

I heard then that Mr. . . . Powell's son of Forsthill (who had lately 
travel'd) was dead. 

Jan. 3, Su., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Jan. 5, Tusday, Died Dr. ... Buck, a famous divine of the 
Temple — so news letter. 

Jan. 5, T., Mr. Obadiah Walker went up to London, being sent 
for. Jealous men in Oxford say he is sent for up to the cabal of 
pp. ^ at Somerset-hous. 

Jan. 5, T., Mr. (Obadiah> Walker went to London, tarried there 
till towards the latter end of this month ; return'd ; and [did ^ not 
goe to prayers afterwards] even till the writing hereof (ult. of Feb.) ; 
not receiv'd the sacrament i Sunday in Lent^ Mr. (Nathaniel) 
Boys (and) Mr. (Thomas) Deane were in the outer chapel, but did 
not come in to receive, but went out. Mr. (Obadiah) Walker hath 
three disciples, and an half— Mr. (Nathaniel) Boys, Mr. (Thomas) 

^ this note is found in the Almanac 
for Dec. 1685. 

^ i.e. papists, see p. 172. 

^ the words in square brackets are 

substituted for * as 'tis said hath not 
been at prayers since.' 
* Feb. 21, i68|. 

JANUARY, 1686. 

Deane, Mr. (John) Barnard of (Br(as.> Coll.), and half Mr. <John> 
Massey. 'Tis supposed that his going up to London (which was on 
a sudden) was to perswade him to declare. He was severall times 
with Dr. (John) Laybourne, bishop of Atremetum. And hath no(t) 
been at prayers but once or twice on commemoration dayes accord- 
ing to statute — ita test(atur) 3 Mar. 1686 (i.e. 4). At the begin- 
ning of March ^ he did declare to some of his friends that he was 
a Roman Catholic (see more in March). It was discoursed of over 
all the nation, and phanaticks made it worse than 'twas, and said that 
all the University were papists (vide Abraham Woodhead (in Ath.)). 
His company comes to him still, and there be meetings every night 
in his lodgings. 

Januar. 7, Th., this day was published in London two new formes 
of prayer by his majesty's command, one to be used 30 Jan. (the 
Martyrdom of King Charles I), and the other on the 6 of Feb. (when 
this King James was proclaimed). 

In the beginning of this month (Jack) Ketch the hangman was 
removed for . . . 

Jan. 13, W., at xi of the clock at night died Anthony Hodges ^ 
rector of Witham neare Abendon in Berks ; buried at Witham, F., 1 5 
of the same month. Vide matric. in New Coll. (Arms) ' . . • 3 cressets 
... a canton hides the first.' 

Jan. 14, Th., Quarter-sessions for the city, where one . . . Hind 
a taylor living by Magd. parish church in the Middle Rew * appeared 
for saying these words that ' the granatiers did well in taking off the 
King's head.' It was put to the vote whether he should stand 7 times 
in the pillory or 3. The recorder and the vice-chancellor, for 7 ; 
alderman (Thomas) Fifield and . . . , for 3 ; Dr. (John) Wallis 
turn'd the scales and made it 3. 

(Wood 421 (8) is 'the tryal of Henry (Booth) baron Delamere, 
Th., 14 Jan. i68|-,' Lond. 1686 which Wood notes to have cost 
2s. 6d. on, S., 27 March 1686.) 

Intermitting frost a little before. Frost Jan. 20 and 21 (W. and 

Jan. 26, T., news came that Dr. (Peter) Mew bishop of Winton 
had privat discourse with the King. The bishop opned his mind and 

^ i68f. in Wightum': Burials Register of S. 

insolence to the sheriffs of London, Michael's parish. 

Liittrell i. 370 ; see ibid. i. 378. * a close in the cluster of old houses 

^ ' Anthoney Hodges, parson of Wigh- which stood northwards from S. Mary 

turn, died (January the 14th (i68-|) Magdalen church towards the site of 

aged 77 years) in this parish ; buryed the Martyrs' Memorial. 




told him of the great jealousies in the nation that popery would be 
brought in. He told him that he would stand to his oath and that 
the true protestant religion of England should not in the least 

Jan. 26, or before, lord . . . Digby^ died (of Geshill, quaere). Vide 
Fash' 1677: vide Kettlewell's sermon. Kettlewell's sermon ^ saith 
' Simon ' (Term Catalogues 456 a). 

Jan. 27, W., news came to Mr. (John) Huff of Magd. Coll. that 
the earl of Arran^, son of James (Butler) duke of Ormon(d), was 
dead. Died Jan. 26 ; buried by his brother, the earl of Ossory, in 
Westminster Abbey. 

Jan. 28, Th., mus(ic) night; dancing at i and 2 in the morning — 
never knowne before. 

Friday, Jan. 29, market-day (because Saturday was the King's fast) 
the said Hinde* stood in the pillory for an houre post meridiem. 
Scholars pelt him with eggs ; constables with their staves and other 
townsmen resist ; whereupon they fell to blows for half an hour. 
Townsmen walk'd that night. 

Jan. 30, S., King's fast, Mr. (George) Roys ^ fellow of Oriel, 
preached, late chaplayn to Sir Richard Waynman, bart. ; insisted 
much on the king's patient and meek suffering. 

In this month I view'd Mert. Coll. library, put the books to rights, 
and set up blocks to them which I had bespoken of the college 

In this month died John Whitehall, rector of Sutton in com. Glouc, 
. . . preb. ® of Peterborough. 

Some time before died . . .'^ Huntingdon, minister of two churches 
in Northamptonshire ; formerly of Alban Hall. 

February.— Feb. i, M., fi(annel) sh(irt). 

Feb. 3, W., news that a printed Hbell (500 printed copies of them) 
were found in Mr, Speck's chamber in the . . . prison; and (Samuel) 
Johnson, authour of Julian, supposed to write it. 

^ Simon Digby, fourth baron Digby 
of Geashill in the peerage of Ireland. 
The dates in Burke's Peerage are 

^ John Kettlewell : * A sermon 
preached on the occasion of the death 
of Simon lord Digby,' Lond. 1686, 4to. 

^ Richard Butler, second son of the 
first duke of Ormond, created earl of 
Arran in 1662. 

* ' Hide ' corr. to * Hine ' ; see supra, 
14 Jan. 

5 George Roys, B.A. S. Edm. H. 
I Mar. 1671 ; M.A. Oriel 12 Apr. 1678. 

® John Whitehall, M. A., was installed 
prebendary of the sixth stall at Peter- 
borough II Oct. 1669; died 20 Jan. 
i68f at Stoke-Doyle co. Northants, and 
is there buried. 

' probably John. 

JAN. — FEB. 1686. 


Feb. 5, F., made all even with my brother Robert for last St. 
Michael's day quarter. 

Feb. 6, S., King's inauguration day kept very solemnly at Oxford. 
Service for the day \ vide Oct. or Nov. or Dec. going before Ring- 
ing of bells. Sermon at S. Marie's by (Henry) Stedman of Alls. 
Gaudies, bonfiers, fire works. 

[Edward Powell Mr. of Arts and fellow of Jesus College, son of 
Edward Powell of Shadwell in Shropshire, gent., died, S., 6 Feb. i68|-, 
aged 30 or thereabouts, and was buried in the College chapel there. 
(Arms : — ) ' argent, a lyon rampant sable crown'd or'.] 

Feb. 6, S., a boatman ( . • . Cock or Cox) who had been drow^ned 
a week before by Bulstack bridge was taken up there and buried by 
the banke side the next day till the crowner came. Afterwards taken 
up and buried in St. Thomas parish church yard under the south side 
of the tower. 

Feb. 7, Su., news came that N(athaniel) Vincent was closely guarded from the 
country to London and impris(onyd. Engaged in the rebellion. Quaere in N. 
Vincent (in Ath?) 

Feb. 12, F., news came that Sir Creswell Levins . . .* was removed from his 
place for being against a dispensation of an Act of Parliament against the Test (to 
be dispenc'd with by the ch(ief) officers of the army). Vide Gazet. — also that 
(Sir William) Gregory ^ . . . was then removed also. — that Sir Thomas Jennour ^ 
is in one of their places, and (John) Holt in Sir Thomas Jennour's place of recorder 
of London and made a sarjeant. Serjeant (Sir Richard) Holloway would have been 
turn'd out, but recanted ; (William) Mountague ^ and (Sir Thomas) Jones ^ also 

(Feb. 13, Egg Saturday), determining bachelors this lent were 
144 or therabouts. 

Feb. 14, Su., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

Upon the death of the earl of Arran (Richard Butler) 26 Jan. last, 
his father (the duke of Ormond) laid it so much to heart that he was 
resolved to leave his place at Court and retire into the country to 
spend the remainder of his dayes in peace. But the King would not 
let him resigne his stewardship. Wherefore gaining leave to be 
absent for some time, (he) retired to (Henry Hyde) the earl of 
Clarendon's seat called Cornbury in com. Oxon about the beginning 
of Feb. Whereupon the vicechancellor and certaine Doctors went 

^ see Luttrell i. 368, 371. Puisne Judge of the King's Bench. 

^ i.e. sup7-a, p. 177. ^ Chief Baron of the Exchequer. 

3 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 160. ^ Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. 

* Puisne Justice of the Common " turned out 21 Apr. 1686, Luttrelli. 

Pleas. 375. 

^ Junior Baron of the Exchequer. Timothy Halton, provost of Queen's. 
^ Luttrell i. 372. 

N 2 



in coaches to that place on 15 Feb. (Shrove-munday) to give him a 
visit and to congratulate his coming there. Mr. (Christopher) Wase ^ 
informes me the vice-chancellor had orator (William) Wiat with him 
who spake a Latin and English speech — true (they condoled him for 
his loss). Six or more heads of houses with them. 

(Wood D 23 no. 7 is ' A sad and trne relation of a person who, Munday the 15th 
of this instant February [i68f], was found dead in a wood near Highgate.' — Wood 
D 23 no. 8 is ' A sermon taken out of an Oxford scholar's pocket who was found 
dead in Bishop's-wood near Highgate,' Lond. 1688.) 

News letter dated 16 Feb., T., saith that Sir William Dugdale, Garter King of 
Armes, is lately dead. He died 10 Feb. Bequeathed all his MSS. and Collections 
to Ashmole's Musaeum ^. 

News letter, 19 Feb., F., that a rebellion in com. Northampton, headed by one 
. . . Smith appeared. 

Feb. 20, S., spring flowers sold in Oxon marcat. Having as yet 
but little frost this winter, the spring appeares very forward. Plum 
trees begin to blossom in the latter end of Jan. and beginning of 

Feb. 23, T., paid my battles for Mr. . . . Collyes ^ quarter ending latter end of 
Nov. last, by the hands of goodwife Gilbert, 5^ t^d. 

Feb. 25, Th,, Sir Francis Clerk, a parliament man for Kent, died suddenly in his 
lodgings (London) — so news letter. 

This month, Jan., Dec, and Nov., raged an odd kind of feaver. 
Many died — thirty or more when L(eonard) Lichfield died which 
was 22 of this month. 

When the judges were here, judge (Sir Thomas) Street Mn his 
charg spake against News letters ' becaus a great many lies were in 
them, particularly Muddiman s.' (Quaere Gazet when they came in ; 
Sat., quaere.) Whereupon Muddiman's letter came not to Oxon 
afterwards. Yet other trite and lying letters came. 

Mr.^ John Durham lodgeth at Mr. Beasifo's house in Finch 
lane in Black Spread Eagle's Court nere the Royall Exchange 

March.— Mar. 4, Th., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Mar. 4, Th., at night it rained, none (but misling once or twice) 
since 29 Jan. 

Mar. 5, F., , a stranger of gentile fashion, died in More's 

^ Esquire Bedell of Law. 
2 Macray's Annals of the Bodleian, 
p. 366. 

^ William Coleby, Brodrick's Merton, 
p. 296 ; but Wood seems to write the 

name as Colly. 

* Puisne Justice of the Common 

^ this address is not in Wood's 

FEB. — MARCH, 1686. 


waggon going to London in the morning. Buried at 5 at night in S. 

Mar. 7, Su., received of Dr. (Robert) Plot \U. for my 5 
vol(umes) of Philosophical Transactions. He owes me half a ream 
of paper. 

In the second week of this March came to Oxon a printed sermon 
preached before the King and Queen at Windsore by P(hilip) Ellis, 
of the order of St. Benedict, in Oct. last\ This Ellis is son to (John) 
Ellis late vicar of Waddesdone ; bred in Westminster school under Dr. 
(Richard) Busby; ran away thence to Doway ; and is now a famous 
preacher. Another of his sermons came out a week after, preached 
on All Saints day ^. 

March 9, Tu., Mr. (John) Edw(ards) told me that after I had 
done with the History of Merton Coll.^ and communicated it to l\Ir. 
(John) Massy and Dr. (John) Conant in the College name, the 
College would reward me. 

[Mar.'' 10, anno 1685 (i.e. f), the king's general pardon concern- 
ing the rebells in the west was published, wherein very many engaged 
in the rebellion (among whome were some women and maids) were 

12 March, Frid., Dr. L(aurence) Womack bishop of S. David's 
died at Westminster. Wherupon Dr. J(ohn) Lloyd, principal of Jes., 
was nominated by the King to succeed in St. David's. In John 
Lloyd (among the) bishops (in Ath.) 

'Tis observed that the generahty of gentlemen-commoners (tho' 
they have not spoken in the Theater) weare square caps ; those that 
doe not weare hats. Round silk caps, formerly allow'd them to 
distinguish them from servitors, — fond of them at first, now leav 
them off. 

March 13 ^ S., 1685 (i.e. |) a French cr(own) peice instead of 
an English ; I allowed him a groat for it. 

March 17 or thereabouts, an antient man and one of the king's 

^ Philip Ellis * The first sermon 
preached before their majesties in Eng- 
lish' (on Matt. xxii. 37) on the ist 
Sunday in Oct. 1685, Lond. 1686, 4I0. 

^ Philip Ellis 'Second sermon 
preached before the King, Queen, and 
Queen Dowager at S. James' on Nov. 
I, 1685,' Lond. 1686, 4to. 

^ Wood made large Collections for 
the history of Merton College, but did 

not live to reduce them to form. A 
considerable part of these Collections 
is preserved among the muniments of 
Merton College ; other portions are in 
the Wood, Ballard, and other MSS. in 
the Bodleian. 

* note in Wood 660 C. 

^ this note is inserted out of place in 
the Aim. for Dec. 



chaplains came to Oxford and next day visited Mr. (Obadiah) 
Walker. Said mass at S. Harding's by Holywell church where all 
papists then retir'd to do their devotions to him. 

Mar. 1 8, Th., libells intit. 'Reasons against a standing army' were 
dropt in severall streets at London. Such matters were also dropt a 
week before that time. 

French Gazet : — in a part of it dated 8 March (which is lo days 
before us) is said that ' Mr. (Obadiah) Walker the cheif of Univ. Coll. 
in Oxford hath lately declared himself to be a papist and that he is a 
building a chapel to sing mass.' Upon this coming out of the French 
Gazet all people believed then that he was a papist \ It made great 
noise through the nation. He continued a concealed papist 30 yeares 
or thereabout. 

Mr. Stephen Hunt and Mr. (John) Cudworth^ B.D. of Trin. Coll. 
doe talk much in vindication of papists. 

19 March or thereabouts died at or neare Ely Dr. (John) Nalson 
LL.D. author of ^ . . . In John Rushworth (in Ath.) 

March 23 or thereabouts New Coll. great bell rung out for. . . 
Wells, vicar of Hornchurch in Essex. 

March 24 ^ W., at night, . . . wife of. . . Hunt of Marston neare 
Oxon was brought to bed at one birth (of) two sons and two 
daughters, living, but died soon after. They were borne early in the 
morning. Mar. 24; and the next day being holyday, divers from 
Oxford went to see them. 

Mar. 25, Th., Lady day. Dr. Henry Erbury^, senior fellow of 
Magd. Coll., died of the yellow jandies. 

[Henry Yerbury ^, or Erbury, Dr. of Physic and senior fellow of St. Marie 
Magd. Coll., son of Edward Yerbury of Trobridge in Wiltshire, gent., died in 
Magd. Coll., Th., 25 March (Ladyday) anno 1686, aged 58 or thereabouts ; and 
was buried the next day in Magd. Coll. chappell. (Arms : — ) ' parted per fess or 
and sable a lyon rampant counter-changed ' ; crest, ' a lyon's head coup'd or, 
coller'd sable.' He had been for several yeares togeather governour to Thomas 
(Howard) duke of Norfolk ^ while he remained in his distracted condition at 
Padoua in Italy.] 

25 Mar., Th., half an year's rent du from Munsier. 

March 27, S., paid my laundress 4^- ; paid my bedmaker, 8^. 

^ Luttrell, i. 373. 

^ John Cudworth, B.D. Trin. 17 Dec. 

^ ' An Impartial Collection of the 
great Affairs of State 1639-1649.' 
* substituted for '23, Tuesd,' 

^ ' Henry ' substituted for '■ William.' 
6 Henry Yerbury, Gutch's Wood's 
Coll. and Halls, p. 343. 

note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 160. 
^ died I Dec. 1677. 

MARCH— APRIL, 1686. 

March 28, Palm Sunday, Mr. (Francis) Edwards \ Ch. Ch., 
chaplain, preached at St. Marie's in the morning against popery 
because as 'twas presumed Mr. Obadiah Walker's declaration of 
being a papist had made great noise of being a papist. 

Mar. 29, M., Mr. (Francis) Forster of our Coll., e com. Northum- 
berland, elected and admitted fellow of Univ. Coll. 

Mar. 30, T., news brought to Oxford that Taverner Harris was 
dead lately. 

April.— This new feaver continues still (Easter day, Apr. 4) and 
some are sick of it. 

Apr. 4, Easter day, Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, Master of Univ. Coll., 
and his two disciples (Nathaniel) Boys and (Thomas) Deane 
received not the sacrament. Mr. (John) Barnard of Br(asenose) 

Apr. 10, S., news came to Oxford that (John) Dolben archbishop 
of York died at Bishop's Thorp. False, sick of the small pox. 
Apr. xi. Low Sunday, (Henry) Hellier of C.C.C. repeated. 

Apr. 14, W., news came in privat letters that Mr. William Graham, M.A., 
lately of Ch. Ch., yongcr brother to the lord Preston (Richard Graham), was 
nominated deane of Carlile in the place of (Thomas) Musgrave lately deceas'd, 
which Musgrave succeeded Dr. (Thomas) Smith and died about the beginning of 
April 2. 

Apr. 14, Wedn., proctor (William) Breach of Ch. Ch. laid downe 
his office of proctor and in his speech much magnified the Academians 
for their alacrity in taking up armes in the time of Monmouth's 
rebellion; magnified the generosity of Sir Leoline Jenkyns, his 
generosity towards the advancement of learning, meaning his benefac- 
tion^; blamed some scholars for leaving their religion for that of 
Rome (meaning Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, (Nathaniel) Boys, 
(Thomas) Deane, (John) Bernard) but was glad there was so 
few ; commended the civility of the University. 

[Apr. 14*, W., 1686; Edward Hopkins of Line. Coll. and John 
Walrond of Allsouls (took their seats as) proctors]. 

Apr. 14, W., Sir Philip Howard, who was lately appointed by his majesty to be 
governour of Jamaica, died in his lodgings at Whitehall. 

^ Francis Edwards, M.A. Ch. Ch. 
26 Apr. 1680. 

^ Wood adds here a note : — ' news 
letters say that . . . Musgrave was made 
dean of Carlisle. I say that W. Graham 
was installed in Apr. or May.' Thomas 

Musgrave died 28 Mar. 1686 ; William 
Grahame was installed 23 June 1686. 

3 to Jestis College ; see Gutch's 
Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 575. 

* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 115- 



News letter dated 15 Apr., Th.,— 'from York 'tis advised that the archbishop 
there (Dr. (John) Dolben) died^ last Sunday night of the small pox and was 
buried the following day. Some say Dr. (Thomas) Sprat bishop of Roff. will 
succeed ; others Dr. (Francis) Turner bishop of Ely; and Dr. (James) Jeffries 
brother to the Lord Chancellor stands faire for it. Dr. . . . Mus'j-rave ^ is made 
dean of Carlile.' 

Letters dated Apr. 20, T., report that Dr. (John) Pearson, bishop of Chester, 
is dead. Another of the same date saith he is absolutely dead see in July fol- 

Apr. 21, W., paid Mr. (Edward) Slatter bursar for the last quarter 
a guyny viz. \s 6d for my share in the wood, candle, pipes, of the 
common chamber last winter. I paid him in his chamber at i of the 
clock in the afternoon. 

Apr. 23, F., (S. George's day). Coronation (day), vide Entertain- 
ments, where are the notes of Sir William Walker's being butler I 

23 Apr.^ F., St. George's day, Samuel Jones alias Wake, gentle- 
man commoner of Merton Coll. was married ^ to . . . neice to the 
bishop of London, viz., daughter of Sir Charles Compton (brother to 
earl of Northampton). 

Letters dated 24 Apr., S., saith that this week died in St. Martin's lane the lady 
Henrietta Wentworth and that upon her death-bed shee said that the duke of 
Monmouth never did any thing to her but what was justifiable. 

Apr. 28, W., Philip (Wenman) lord Wenman died in his house at Brackley 
com. Northampton aged 70 or thereabouts and was (the 3o(ih), F.) buried in 
Twyford church by his ancestors. He had only one daughter, married to . . . 
Croft. (Arms) ' sable fess argent inter 3 ankers or.' 

Apr. 28, 29, 30, May i, 2, 3, 4, etc., much raine ; very neare a land 

May.— May 3, M., Oxford fair in Broken-haies ^ of horse, cattle, 
baubles, etc. 

May 4, T., cl(ean) shee(ts). 

May 8, S., Mr. (Obadiah) Walker had a protection come from the 
King under scale ^ to protect him for what he should omit or doe. 
Other protections for (Nathaniel) Boys, Univ. Coll.; (Thomas) 
Deane, Univ. Coll. ; (John) Bernard, Bras. Coll. 

^ Wood notes ' died at Bishop's 
Thorp, quaere.' See Evelyn's Diary 
under date 15 Apr. 1686. Wood 429 
(41) is * Epitaphium Joannis [Dolben], 
Ebor. arch.' by D[aniel] Br[evint], 
Lond. 1686. 

^ see note, p. 183. 

^ see supra, p. 140. I do not find 
any notice of the observance of 23 Apr. 
1686 there, i.e. in Wood MS. D. 19 '^3). 

* this note is out of place in May. 

^ ' at London ' followed, but is under- 
lined for deletion. 

« Clark's Wood's City of Oxford, i. 

see Evelyn's Diary under date 5 
May 1686. John Gutch, Collectanea 
Curiosa, i. p. 287, printed the docket of 
this license. 

APRIL^ MAY, 1686. 


News letter dated 13 May, Th., saith thus — 'last night the princess 
of Denmark was brought to bed of a daughter ^' News letter dated 
May 1 3 saith thus — ' his majesty hath been pleased to grant his royal 
license and dispensation to several persons belonging to some of the 
Colleges in Oxon to absent themselves from Common Prayer, ad- 
ministring the sacrament according to the Church of England, and 
from taking the oathes,' etc. 

May 14, F., at night between 8 and 9 Strang lightning seen in the 
air by people standing in the High Street. 

Archbishop of York being dead and the see - vacant Dr. Thomas 
Crostwhat stir'd againe for the principality of S. Edmund hall ; put 
up an appeale to the Queen consort. The vice-chancellor, as provost 
of Queen's Coll., to answer it went up to London about it, 14 IMay. 

[News^ letter dated S., 15 May 1686; yesterday Miles I'rance'' was by Habeas 
corpus brought up from Newgate to the court of King's bench and charged with 
an information setting forth that, at the triall •' of Green Berry and Hill some 
yeares since in the Old Bayly, he being produced as witness for the King and 
sworne to speak the truth, did falsely and corruptly say and sweare that Sir 
Edmund Bury Godfrey was by them strangled, and that thereby Miles Prance did 
committ wilful and corrupt perjury.] 

May 16, Sunday, monsieur (Theodore) Maimburg'', clerk of Magd. 
Coll., died ; buried . . . ; lately of JMerton Coll. ; nephew to . . . I\Iaim- 
burgh the writer. His father (Theodore Maimbourg) had lately 
left 800//. per annum in France for religion sake. 

May 22, S., ]\Ir. (Thomas) Gilbert. 

May 22, S., bell rung out for counsellor Wright's wife, who died 

at London'^. Shee was a Dunch of Peysey. Buried among the 

Wrights in St. Martin's Church, 26 May, W. 

[May 22 % S., the great bell of St. :Martin's rung for . . . wife of William Wright 
a barrester (commonly called ' counsellour \Vright'), son of William Wright 
lately of Oxon alderman ; which . . . died at London ; and her body being brought 

^ Ann Sophia, Luttrell, i. 377 ; died 
2 Feb. i68f, Luttrell, i. 393. 

2 MS. has ' sea.' 

^ note in Wood 424. 

* Wood 424 (19) is ' A true narrative 
and discovery of the Popish Plot ' by 
Miles Prance, Lond. 1679. Wood 425 
(19) is 'The additional narrative of 
Miles Prance,' Lond. 1679, price (id. 

^ Wood 424 (8) is 'The tryals of 
Robert Green, Henry Berry, and Lau- 
rence Hill on ID Feb. i67f, for the 
murder of Sir Edmonbury Godfrey,' 

Lond. 1679, pi'ice 2s 6d. 

^ Theodore Maimbourg, B.A. Magd. 
C. 9 July 1685; Bloxam's Reg. Coll. 
Magd., ii. 81. 

this note was at first written 
' Counsellor's Wright's wife died in S. 
Michael's parish.' The Burials Register 
of S. Michael's says : — ' Dorathy, the 
wife of counceler Wright, wass buryed, 
out off this parish, in the parish of St. 
Martin's, May the 26 a.d. 16S6 ; aged 
32 year.' 

*^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 161. 



to Oxon, was on, W., the 26 of the said month of May 1686 buried among the 
graves of the Wrights in the chancell of St. Martin's church, Oxon. Shee was the 
daughter of . . . Dunch of Peysey in Berks esq., and sister to Major Dunch lately 
deceased. (Arms : — ) ' azure, 2 barrs argent, 3 leopard's faces in chief or ; impal- 
ing, (sable), a chevron between 3 castles (argent).' Whereas the Wrights have 
at the burial of 5 or 6 of their family borne the Medhops' armes^ on their 
respective hearses, now this yong counseilour hath found out a coat belonging to 
the name of Wright.] 

(' Thomas Hungerfford 2, a souldier in cap. Barloes companey wass 
buryed May the 23, being slain at the Star in a dewill ^ May the 2 2d 
1686; aged 35.') 

May 23, Whitsunday, Mr. (John) Bernard, fellow of Bras. Coll. 
(a new convert), preached before the King at Whitehall or St Jeames ' 
— so the com(mon) rep(ort) — False. 

May 24, M., at Crown Tavern on Mr. Cooper, London bookseller, 
and two of New Coll., 5^". 

24 May, Whit-Munday, (George) Tully of Queen's Coll. preached 
at St. Marie's on this text ' Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven 
image ' ; suspended about Midsomer day. Quaere Charlet's notes ; 
quaere letter dated 13 Nov. 1686; vide in George Tully (in Ath.) 

George Tullie, sub-deane of York : ' A discourse concerning the worship of 
images, preached before the University of Oxon, 24 May 1686, on Exodus 20 verse 4 
and part of the 5(th) vers,' London 1689, quarto, for which he was suspended. 
Dedicated to Henry Compton, bishop of London — " Nor shall I take occasion to 
reflect upon the venerable body, the deane and chapter of York, who were pleased 
immediatly upon the receipt of a letter from the king to suspend me there for this 
discourse preached before the University of Oxford and that without as much as 
the least summons, citation, or ordinary civility of a private letter to acquaint me 
with their summary proceedings against me tho' 'twas visible enough that as the 
management of their censure was unpresidented and then a leading case, so had it 
not been without fatal effects upon the clergy, had not your Lordship, in a most 
generous and heroic manner put a stop to it here in the very same case of the rev. 
deane of Norwych, Dr. (John) Sharp*. My Lord, as I had the honor (for such 
even then I esteem'd it) to be the first clergy-man in England who suffer'd in those 
dayes in the defence of our religion against Popish superstition and idolatry, so I 
humbly beg, etc." 

'Tis said that the matters therein against the papists were repre- 
sented to Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, who sent an accompt of them to 
London, — who acquainted the king. 

May 25, Whit-Tusday ^, din'd at the College. After dinner, at the 

^ see vol. i. p. 198. June 1686 ; Luttrell i. 381. 

2 extract from the burials register of ^ Wood here notes : — ' gave me roast- 

S. Michael's parish. meat and beat me with the spit.' Was 

^ i. e. duel. this a proverb ? see vol. ii. p. 296. 
* see Evelyn's Diary under date 25 

MAY— JUNE, 1686. 


common roome where I ask'd Dr. (William) Barnard how Dr. 
(Thomas) Alvey did and that he was hke to dye. ' I ^ wondred that 
he liv'd so long being drunk every day ; I abuse every one and report 
lyes.' ' You report that I am to marry Mris. Parret, which is false ; 
you tell lyes and deserve to have your head broken ' — which he told 
me himselfe when at the common chamber when gone to the water- 
ing place. ' No more religion than a dog. (? A dog has) more than 
you. I kill not cats or imbrew my hands in the blood of a cat when 
I am to give the sacrament.' 

News letter dated May 25, T.— "divers scandalous papers were on 
Sunday night last dropt about Whitehall and St. James; looo/z'. 
reward to be given to him that will discover the authour — entit. 
' Invoc(a)tion to the whipping of the Fox'." [Mr.^ (Obadiah) 
Walker tells me (Samuel) Johnson, author of Julian, had a hand in 
them, and a Welsh gent, of an 100//. per annum.] 

(May?) 26 ^ I heard that William, prince of Aurange, whos wife 
is next heir to the crowne, hath openly declar'd that if ever he and his 
wife come to enjoy the crowne of England they'l adheere to the 
protestant religion. 

News letter dated 27 May, Th., saith that a Welsh gent, of loo/z. per annum is 
said to be authonr of the late dispersed libell and also Samuel Johnson, authour of 
Julian the Apostate, is concerned therein, who is in irons. (June i, letters then 
dated say that Johnson is removed from the King's bench prison to Newgat.) The 
libell was an address to the soldiers *. 

May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, verie cold as at Xtmas — see in the next 

May 29, S., (King Charles II nativity), Mr. (William) Cradock ' 
of Magd. Coll. preached at St. Marie's. 

June. — June i and 2 (T., W.) a great deal of raine ^ with wind and 
cold. June 3 (Th.) a very windy and tempestious day with cold and 

* this seems to be oratio obliqua of 
Wood as to what was said about him- 
self. The next sentences give the oratio 
recta of Bernard's speech. 

^ this part of the note is scored out : 
perhaps the note of 27 May is a correc- 
tion of it. 

3 this note occurs in the Almanac for 
May. The note above it is dated 'Apr. 
23,' the note below it 'May 25'; its 
month is therefore uncertain. 

* * Address to the English Protestant 

Officers in this present Army,' Luttrell 
i. 381. It is reprinted in Wood D 29 
in ' The fifth Collection of Papers re- 
lating to the present juncture of affairs 
in England,' Lond. 1688, 4to : there its 
title is ' A humble and hearty address 
to all English protestants in the army.' 

5 William Cradocke, M.A. Magd. C. 
4 July 1681. 

6 see Evelyn's Diary under date 2 
June 1686. 


some raine, June 6, 7, 8, 9, exceeding hot, intollerably hot. June 9 
(W.), in the afternoone about 3 and 4, much raine with haile. 
'If it rains on Easter day 

There shall be good grass but very bad hay' — 

much grass on the ground but cold and wet will hinder the making 
of it. 

[June 3 S Th., anno 1686, William Burke, esq., only son of . . . Burke or Burgh, 
lord Dunkallyn (by . . . Bagnall his wife) son of William earl of Clanrickard, died 
in the lodgings of Dr. John Fell, deane of Ch. Church, of which house he was a 
student, aged 14 or thereabouts. Whereupon his body was buried in the south 
isle joyning to Ch. Ch. choire, neare the grave of . . . (Arms ^ :— gules on a cross 
or a fleur de luce of the first : in the first quarter a lyon rampant of the second : 
over all a file with 3 labells argent.'] 

June 3, Th., Ch. Ch. great bell rang out at 5 in the afternoon for 
Mr. Wilham Burke ^ son of (Richard) Burgh, lord Dunkally *,by . . . 
Bagnall his wife (which lord Dunkally is son of William, earl of Clan- 
rickard) who died in the lodgings of Dr. (John) Fell, deane of Ch. 
Ch., aged 14 or therabouts. Buried in the south isle joyning to the 
choire of Ch. Ch. cathedral. 

June 4, F., paid Mr. Janes my battles for the quarter ending Lady 
day, 9^ "jd. 

June 6, Su., St. Peter's bell rung out at 11 in the morning for 
William Cromp, a Kentish man and commoner of Queen's Coll., who 
had last Munday taken a surfeit of brandy at Hedendon — son of 
William Cromp of Wye, gent.; obiit anno aetatis 19. 

In the beginning of this month a yonger son of the duke of 
Saxony was to see the University incognito. 

[News^ letter, dated, T., 8 June 1686, saith thus : — 'at the inter- 
cession of the maids of honour his majestic hath granted a warrant to 
pardon all the females excepted in the late general pardon.'] 

June 9, W., make hay. 

[June 10 ^ Th,, S.Barnabas eve, 1686, Charles Perot, LL. Dr., fellow of St. 
John's College in Oxon and parliamentary burges for the University, died in 
S. John's College, aged 45 or therabouts. Whereupon his body was carried to 
Fyfield neare Abendon in Berks (where his father hath land) and was buried in 
the church there among some of his relations. Son of James Perot, gent., who 

1 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 161. * Richard de Burgh lord Dunkellin 

^ a slip with these arms is found also succeeded his father in 1687 eighth 

in Wood MS. F 4, p. 156. earl of Cianricarde. Burke's Peerage 

^ ' Burke ' substituted for * Burgh.' omits this son. 

Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Hall^, p. note in Wood 404. 

514. ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 162. 

JUNE, 1686. 


hath land at North-Lee and Tetsworth in Oxfordshire, and elswhere. (Arms : — ) 
* gules, 3 pears argent, a cressant for a difference or, on a chief argent a demy-lyon 
rampant sable,' granted ^ when Elias Ashmole, Windsore herald, went his visita- 
tion journey into Berks, after the restauration of King Charles II. The said 

James Perot, the father, who had gotten an estate under a blind knight called 
. . . Drake of Bucks, is reported by the other family of Perots of North-Lee to be 
a by-blow from Herefordshire ^ He died at North-Lee 8 Dec. 1687, aged 80 or 
more ; and was buried at Fyfeild by his son.] 

[Convocation^, M., 14 June 1686, Moses Carterius, a corrector of 
the press 10 yeares at the Theater, was allowed to be M.A. — In the 
same convocation an acquittance was given for 20//. given to Magd. 
Hall by John Roswell, fellow of Eaton.] 

[News* letter dated Tu., 15 June 1586; the attorney-general (Sir Robert 
Sawyer) renewing his motion against Miles Prance, the court gave this sentence 
that he pay a fine of loo/z. ; that he stand in the pillory on Munday next (June 
21) in the Pallace Yard at Westminster, and the Wednesday after (June 23) at 
the Exchange, and on Munday following (June 28) at Charing Cross; that he 
be whipped from Newgate to Tyburne ; and be committed till all these things 
were done. 

The same letter tells us that the Queen Dowager hath beg'd of the king the 
remission of the last punishment, viz. whipping. (Letter dated July i, Th., saith 
that Miles Prance hath obtained that part of his sentence of whipping be taken 
off and is return'd to the church of Rome).] 

June 18, F., Dr. William Durham died in his rectory house at 
Letcomb-basset com. Berks at 4 in the afternoon of an apoplexy. 
Fasti 1669. 

June 19, Saturday, Samuel Desmasters, M.A. and bachelor of 
Physick, fellow of Oriel, died of the small pox and was buried in the 
College chapel the same day, funerall ^ solemnised the next. A bene- 
factor to the College ; 1000//. after the death of his sister. ' Samuel 
Des-mastres, son of Peter Des-mastres of Stowlton (neare Tredingion) 
in Worcestershire, gent., aged 16, 1672.' 

June 20, Su., Mr. John Massey preached at St. Marie's post 
meridiem, for Mr. Obadiah Walker ; watch and wait laid whether he 
uttered popery or anything savouring of it, because suspected to be a 
papist. Bred up under Mr. Walker ; his servitour. 

June 23, W., Sir William Coventry, knight, (somtimes secretary to the duke of 
York when general at sea) died neare Tunbridge in Kent; left to the French 

^ a slip pasted in gives the same coat 
with the note : — * granted tempore visi- 
tationis com. Berks, 1665, per Eliam 
Ashmole deputatum Edvardi Bysh.' 

2 in pencil only as doubtful, 
note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 116. 

* note in Wood 404. 

^ in the case of persons dead of infec- 
tious diseases it seems to have been cus- 
tomary to inter the body at once and 
to read the burial service at the grave 
on such subsequent day as was conve- 
nient. Several instances of this occur 
in this diary. 



Protestants 2000//., for the redeeming of captives at Algiers 3000//.,— bishops of 
London (Henry Compton) and Oxon (John Fell), overseers (of his will). Soe 
news letter dated 29 June, T. Dr. (Thomas) Smith hath a compleat account of 
his death. He got what he pleased when secretary; got threescore thousand 

[Convocation 1, 28 June, M., 1686, the Act was put off by the chancellour's 
letters which say that 'because of the small number of proceeders in several 
faculties, and that there are none at all in some, and also that the small pox and 
a feaver are much in Oxford and the places adjacent, which by a concourse of 
people (as generally are at public solemnities) may much prejudice the health of 
the University, therefore ' there is to be no Act.] 

June 28, M., paid the landress, 4^ ; paid goodwife Gilbert, 8j; and allowed her 
3 weeks time to make hay, in which time I spent double my money for diet. 

In the latter end of this month died Sir Richard Lloyd, judge of the Admiralty, 
deane of the Arches and chancellor of Durham. So news letter dated 29 June, 
T. Died at Doctors' Commons, June 28 (M.), ut fertur; buried in the church- 
yard of S. Bennet Paul's Wharf Richard Lloyd, of Allsouls Coll. ; afterwards 

chancellor of Landav. (worth 300//. per annum) ; a knight ; judge of the Ad- 
miralty in loco (Sir Leoline) Jenkyns ; chancellor of Durham, in the place of 
Thomas Ireland ; deane of the arches. He was succeeded in the chancellourship 
of Landaff by (William) Bew the son of the bishop, an undergraduate, who 
tooke the degree of Bac. of LL. in Oct. 1686. 

June 29, T., St. Peter's day, Dr. Layborne, jun., doctor of the 
Sorbon, in Oxon — talking with Mr. (John) Massey, talking and ex- 

The same day came Sir William Dugdale's books ( . . . ^ volumes) ; 
quaere Dr. (Robert) Plot^. 

Judg (Sir Richard) Holloway of Oxford declines in the favour of 
the Oxonians because he was for the Test in (Sir Edward) Haleses 

June 1686, any dissenter from the Church of England might now, 
for money, have a license to frequent conventicles or a protection 
from the king to secure him from all oaths' injury- — to supply the 
army. This tends to the destruction of the Church of England. No 
French protestant or outlander can trade in England unless he gives 
so much yearly to the crowne for trading — to supply the army. They 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 116. 

2 48 volumes; Macray's Annals of 
the Bodleian, p, 366. 

^ Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum. 

* see Evelyn's Diary under date 2 
Apr. 1686; Luttrell i. 380, 382 (judg- 
ment given 21st June). See especially 
Luttrell i. 384, Sir Edward Herbert, 
Chief Justice of the King's Bench, pub- 
lished a vindication of his action in 
this case: — Wood 629 (7) 'A short 

account of the authorities in law upon 
which judgment was given in sir Edward 
Hales his case,' by Sir Edward Her- 
bert, Lond. 1688 ; Wood bought this 
for 8(^. on Dec. 12, 1688. A reply was 
at once issued; Wood 629 (8) 'The 
Lord Chief Justice Herbert's account 
examined ' by W[illiam] A[twood], 
Lond. 16S9; which Wood bought for 
TJ^ on 10 Jan. i68|. 

JUNE — JULY, 1686. 


suffer abroad; come here for refuge, and suffer. They spoyl the 
English trad. No prohibition for building, because money to be had 
from chimneys. 

* On ^ all religions present, and on past, 
Long hast thou rayl'd, — and chose the worst at last. 
'Tis like thy selfe ; 'tis what thou didst before ; 
Rayl'd against all women, — and then married a whore.' 

— made one ^ John Driden ^, poet Laureat, who turn'd papist * in May 
or June 1686. [Return'd^ to his old opinion when the prince of 
Orange came to be king.] 

July. — July I, Th., cl(ean) sheets. 

July I, Th., Sir Richard Lloyd buried in S. Bennet (Paul's Wharf) 
church yard — deane of the Arches, and knight. 

July 3, Saturd., convocation in the afternoon wherin the Act was 
put off. ' Why ? ' — ' because the vice-chancellor is sickish.' ' How 
came he sick ? ' — ' by bibbing and smoaking and drinking claret a 
whole afternoon.' ' There also wants a Doctor of law and physic' 
'(But there are) four Drs of Divinity.' (The vice-chancellor) gives 
leave to all players and poppets to shew, purposely to please the 

In the beginning of this month by letters dated 4 July, Su., wee 
heard that Mr. (Thomas) Chester^ of the . . . Temple lately gentle- 
man commoner of Mert. Coll. was dead at London of the small pox, 

July 6, Tuesday, between 1 1 and i a sharp or new moone was scene 
in the skies westward from Oxford and a starr within an yard; 

In the beginning of this month a discourse of a Toleration to be 
given to Dissenters. The Anabaptists are glad to receive it. The 
Presbyterians and Independents will not, but stick to the Church of 
England and will come to Church. So that these people that were 
the chief reporters that the Universities were all papists in the papist 
plot will now stick to us. 

10 July^, Act Saturday, Dr. John Fell, bishop of Oxford and 

^ these four lines are not in Wood's 
hand ; the comments on them are. 
^ i. e. on. 

2 Wood 320 contains ' Religio Laid 
by Mr. Dryden * with the note in (? Dry- 
den's) hand *ex dono authoris.' 

* see Evelyn's Diary under date 19 
Jan. i68f. 

^ this sentence was added at a later 

^ matric. (' armigeri filius ') 1 2 March 

changed from ' xi July.' See Eve- 
lyn's Diary under date 11 July 1686. 
See Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 505. Wood 429 (43) is a pindarick 


deane of Ch. Ch., died circa horam 3 in the morning; aetat. 63, 
quaere ; buried July 13, T., between 4 and 5 in the afternoon in the 
Divinity Chapel in a grave brickt and vaulted over v^^ith bricks under 
the . . . on the right hand just within the entrance of the Divinity 

[July 10 S Saturday, 1686; John Fell, deane of Ch. Church and bishop of 
Oxon (son of Dr. Samuel Fell somtimes deane of the said church) died in his 
lodgings in Ch. Church about 3 of the clock in the morning aged 61 or thereabouts, 
sine prole, never married. His body was buried on, T., the 13 of the same month 
in the divinity chappell on the north side of the choire under the seat w^here he 
used to heare Latin prayers every morning betimes and after 9 at night. The armes 
on his hearse v^ere the sea of Oxon, impaling ' or 2, on 2 barrs sable 3 crosses 
patee fitchee of the first ' with a miter or in place of the creast. Three ^ square 
flaggs hang over his grave : — the 1 containes the armes of Fell with a miter over 
it ; the 2, the armes of the college of Ch. Ch. (which are the same with those boren 
by cardinal Wolsey) impaling Fell, with a miter over them ; and the third con- 
taines the armes of the see of Oxon impaling those of Fell, with a miter over 
them also. His body was buried in a little deep vault built with bricks, and an 
arch over it of bricks also : the top of which vault is scarce the depth of a grave 

from the pavement of the chappell. Philipp Fell, Bac. of Div, and fellow of 

Eaton Coll., yonger brother to the said bishop Fell, died a single man in the 
house of Dr. Georg Benson (deane of Hereford) at Worcester — which Dr. Benson 
married his sister — on the 26 Feb., Munday, i68f , aged 47 or thereabouts. Where- 
upon his body was buried there in the cathedral. He was formerly fellow of 
Allsoules College.] 

July 10, S., received of Thomas Wood, i/z. lod for a quarter's rent due from 
Mris Hanks' house in the Bocherew last Midsomer day, being the third part of 
her quarter's rent which shee paid to the said Thomas, viz. 3/2. 2S 6d (she payes 
in the whole, 12//. 10s per annum). Received then also a quarter's rent due last 
Midsomer from Fr(ancis) Dollive's house joyning to the said tenement t/z'. os lod 
being the third part of the quarter's rent then du. (The quarter's rent is 2li. 'js 6d ; 
the whole yeare is glz. los.) 

July 10, Saturday or thereabout, lady Dacres, widdow of David 
Walter lord of Wolvercot, died at London. Vide Obital book. 

Anthony Ley, in 'The Committee' acted about 16 July once or 
twice, superadded of his owne accord that 'those that chang their 
religion ought to be hang'd; but Obadia(h) has ; ergo . . . 

The King's players acted in the Act time. Anthony Ley, one of 
them, who jeared before all the company Obadiah Walker in a play 
called ' The Committee ' once at least acted — no such matter in the 

Ode ' to the memory of John [Fell], 
bishop of Oxford,' Lond. 1686, fol. ; in 
which Wood has a note : — ' printed at 
London ; came down to Oxon., Dec. 9 
anno 1686.' 

'■ note in Wood MS. F 4, pp. 162, 


" Wood notes in the margin * more 
rightly, argent.' 

^ there is some uncertainty here : 
over ' three ' is written ' foure ' in pencil ; 
and in the margin in pencil ' 5 flaggs.' 

y[/LV— Al/G. 1686. 193 

play, but added in it that ' he that changes his religion ought to be 
hanged ' — complained of to the king and turned out about the middle 
of August following. 

July 20, T., Dr. (John) Pearson, bishop of Chester, reported to be 
dead by news, letters dated 20 July. In Georg Hakewill (in A/k.} 
1649; vide (supra} Apr. 1686. 

July 22, Th., S. Mary Magd. day, (John Leybourne) bishop of 
Atremetum with Mr. (Obadiah) Walker. 

July 25, Su., S. James' day, Mr. (Thomas) Newy, of Ch. Ch., 
preached at S. Marie's in the forenoone. The vice-chancellor ^ 3 or 
(4) dayes before sent for him and commanded him not to inveigh 
against Popery and he (the vice-chancellor) was commanded so to do, 
as is supposed, by authority. 

Letters dated 29 July, Th., say that Dr. (James) Jeffries, brother 
to the Lord Chancellor (George lord Jeffries), is to be bishop of 

August. — Ecclesiastical Commissioners appointed by King James II 
in the beginning of 1686 ^ but not opened till 3 of August follow- 
ing : — William Sancroft, archbishop of Canterbury ; Georg Jeffries, 
Lord Chancellor of England; Laurence (Hyde) earl of Roflf., Lord 
Treasurer; Robert (Spencer) earl of Sunderland, President of the 
Council and principal Secretary of State; Nathaniel (Crew) bishop 
of Durham ; Thomas Sprat, bishop of Rochester ; Sir Edward Her- 
bert, knight, Chief Justice of the Pleas ; afterwards was added Thomas 
Cartwright, bishop of Chester. (Archbishop of Canterbury refused to 
sit ; so the bishop of Chester was put in.) William Bridgman, one of 
the Clerks of the Councill, or his deputy, was their registrar. Though 
every one understood that the design of this commission was to intro- 
duce a Roman hierarchy which assumes a power over the temporal, in 
order to the spiritual, good ; yet here this commission grants the tem- 
poral power (viz. Lord Chancellor and ajiy other two, viz. Lord 
Treasurer, President, and Chief Justice) a power of excommunication, 
which is a pure spiritual act. Roger Coke in his ' Detection ' vol. 2 
p. 446. They are to take cognisance of all defaults in both Univer- 

Aug. 4, W., Commissioners for Ecclesiasticall affairs, formerly 
appointed, sate this day in the Prince's Chamber. — Archbishop of 
Canterbury (Sandcroft), Bishop of Durham (Crew), Bishop of Roflf. 
(Sprat), Lord Chancellor (Jeffries). They opened their Commission 

^ Timothy Halton, provost of Queen's. 

2 see Evelyn's Diary under date 14 July 1686 ; Luttrell i. 383. 


the day before (T., 3 Aug.) see the life of Dr. (Thomas) Sprat. See 
news letter July 27 and before. The archbishop will not sit; the 
archbishop desires to be excused for his age. 

Aug. 10 ^, T., ante horam i, at night, died Thomas Wood, under- 
sherrif, at Mr. Thurston's house ^. 

[10 Aug ^, T., 1686 Thomas a Wood*, under-sherriff of Oxfordshire, died at 
Mr. Edmund Thurston's house in Allsaints parish, the house where the judges 
lodge ^ when they goe their circuit; aged 26 and was buried 12th of the same 
month by his father's right hand. 

On the same morning® on which he died, about 9 or 10 (o'clock), Catherine 
Wood, his only sister by his mother ^, was married to Edward Read, draper, 
grandson of . . . Read, baronet, in S. Edmund's Hall chapel, shewing herself 
therby either a grand fool or a grand beast.] 

Aug. 14, Sat., Thomas Pigot, M.A. and fellow of Wadh. Coll., 
chaplain to the earl of Ossory (James Butler) and fellow of the 
Royall Society, died at the lord Ossory's house in S. James' square, 
and was buried in the chancel of the new church of St. James {15 Aug.) 
which parish is taken out of St. Martin's. Fasfi 1678. 

Aug. 15, Su., Mr. (Richard) Knight, minister of Abendon, lately 
vice-principal of St. Alban hall, died at Abendon of a malignant feaver. 
Buried in Buckinghamshire among his wive's relation. See in Sept. 

Aug. 15, Su., Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, head of Univ. Coll., opened 
his chappell for public mass, where some scholars, and many troopers 
were present, at 10 in the morning. 'Tis in a lower chamber on the 
east side of the quadrangle in the entry leading from the quadrangle 
to his lodgings on the right hand. He had privat mass before in his 
owne lodgings. 

Aug. 17, Tuesd., Sir Henry Purefoy of Wadley, Bt., died in Mr. 
Wit's house neare to Magd. Coll. s(ine) p(role). Never married ; 
he left Sir Willoughby AstOn of Cheshire (his mother's sister's son) 
his heir and executor. Buried Sept. 7, T., in Unton's isle joyning to 
Faringdon church, neare to the body of his father Georg Purefoy. 

^ substituted for * Aug. 9, Monday, * Wood's nephew, son of his brother 

at a quarter past 1 2 at night.' Christopher. 

^ on a slip here is a fragment of di- ^ see Clark's Wood's City of Oxford, 

rections for a funeral: 'six bearers of i. 150. 

the body to be taken out of these per- ^ Wood notes : — ' they were married 

sons following (i) Mr. . , . Haywood, about 9 or 10 of the clock in the morn- 

Hallywell (2) William Collison (3) ing on the 10 of August 1686; for on 

Fran(cis) . . This may refer to the 7 of August, he gave bond that no 

Thomas Wood here or lO ' cozen Jack- harme should happen, in the choir (?) 

son ' infra. of the diocess.' 

^ notes by Wood in MS. Phillipps there were half-sisters, by his father's 

7018, p. 78. second wife. 

AUG.— 'SEPT. 1686. 

Aug. 22, Sunday, Dr. (Samuel) Parker, preb. of Canterbury, kist 
the king's hand for the bishoprick of Oxon. 

Dr. (Robert) South stood fair for the bishoprick of Oxon; but a 
bitter and satyrical letter which he wrot upon Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's 

declaration of his religion being produced, he was put aside so Dr. 

(William) Gold. 

Eodem die, Dr. (Thomas) Cartwright, deane of Rippon, kist the 
king's hand for the bishoprick of Chester. 

Vomit that Ch(arles) Theyer prescribed for Mr. Johnson of 
Witney 26 or 25 Aug. 1686, a pleasant vomit. Lenetive electuary 

1 ounce to purg. 

Aug. 26, Th., old cozen . . . Jackson died in her house at 
Brokenhayes ; buried in Hedindon church yard under the chancell 

Aug. 29, Su., cl(ean) sheets. 

(Aug. 30, M., 1686, Wood began ' Catalogue^ no. 5,' with notes 
out of Mr. Arthur Charlet's books.) 

In this time of autumn a new feaver is frequent, and small pox, of 
which many dye. 

September. — 5 Sept., Sunday, at about 5 in the afternoon died 
William Lenthall of Burford at Burford, only son of John Lenthall ^ 
aged 27 or thereabout. Left two children behind him (sons) by his 
wife . . . Hamilton (of kin to duke Hamilton) who left her husband's 
bed about halfe an yeare before his death and lived at Fulbroke. He 
was buried at Burford by his grandfather and grandmother, Thursday, 
16 Sept. (She was) brought to bed a little before his death of a 
child, begotten by . . . Goss his servant (a Burford yong man), ut 
fertur. The grandfather, a knave ; the son, a beast ; the grandson a 
fool, who married a court-whore. 

Memorandum that 15 of Aug. Mr. (Richard) Knight died of a 
new malignant feaver since which time to about the 6 of Sept. hath 
died in Abendon 1 2 lusti men of the said desease. One was baillive 
of the towne ; and his successor, chose in 3 dayes after, died also in 
a week following. See before in Aug. 

Sept. 6, M., Dr. (Henry) Compton, bishop of London, suspended 
ah officio ^ : vide alibi in H(enry) Compton ; vide letters dated Sept. 
1 1, S. 

^ this is now found in Wood MS. E lowed by notes about books in the 

2 (O. C. 8534, no. 72). The notes Bodl. library, pp. 97-223, pp. 226-236. 
about Charlet's books extend from p. i ^ corr. from ' Sir John Lenthall, Bt.' 
to 72 or even to p. 91. They are fol- ^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 6 

0 2 



Sept. 7, T., at 8 of the clock at night a larg bonfier made in the 
high way against St. John's Coll. which enlightned all the city and 
affrighted the inhabitants. There was a barrel of drink drunk out 
there, all for joy that Buda was taken by the Christians. 

Sept. 12, Sunday, in the morning many of the rabble gathered 
togeather in the morne at 10 while mass was a saying, at Univ. Coll. 
gate, made cries and shouts, insomuch that some soldiers at mass were 
forced to come out and quiet them. Mr. (Obadiah) Walker is now 
become a by-word to all, — ' Obadiah Ave-Maria,' 

Sept. 12, Su., a thanksgiving^ at London by the Lord Mayor, 
Aldermen etc. at Bow Church in their formalities for the taking of 
Buda by the Christians from the Turk. 

[Sept. 15 ^, Wednesday, 1686, Sarah Jones an antient maid between 50 and 60 
yeares of age, daughter of Henry Jones of Chastleton neare to Chipping Norton 
in Oxfordshire esq. by Anne his wife daughter of Sir Edmund Feteplace of Chilrey 
in Berks, died of the small pox in the house of John Fulkes, apothecary, living 
in the parish of S. Marie in Oxon. Whereupon her body was buried the next day 
in the chancell of St. Marie's church under . . . Goldsmith's monument neare to 
the lower step leading up to the altar. (Arms : — ) ' gules a lyon rampant within 
a bordure indented or unguled and langued azure.' — Elizabeth Jones, eldest 
daughter of Arthur Jones esq. the eldest son of Henry Jones before mention'd, 
died in Christ Church Oxon, 28 Nov. 1687, in the lodgings of Dr. John Hammond 
canon of that church who married her yonger sister. Whereupon her body was 
carried to Chastleton and there buried. Armes ut supra.] 

Sept. 15, Wedn., Sarah Jones died of the smal pox at the hous of 
Mr. John Fulks apothecary, aetat. between 50 and 60 ; sister to Arthur 
Jones of Chastleton, esq. ; buried the next day in St. Marie's Chancell ^ 
at the upper end on the north side at the foot of the steps going to the 
high altar under . . . Goldsmith's monument. (Arms) 'gules a 
lyon rampant within a bordure indented or, ungled (and) langued, 

Sept. 18, S., I admitted of Robert Wood* to be my tenant for the Tenis court 
and gave a release to his mother. 

Sept. 27,, M., paid goodwife Gilbert her quarteridge, Ss. 

28 Sept., T., died Sir Philip Lloyd, kt., one of the clerks of his majesty's privie 
councill and warden of the mint. Vide Notes from Ashmole's diary. 

Sept. 1686 : Luttrell i. 384, 385. Wood 
421 (9) is 'A true narrative of all pro- 
ceedings against the lord bishop of 
London,' Lond. 1689; which Wood 
notes to have been ' commonly sould 
at Oxon on S. Thomas day, Dec. 2T, 
.1688.' There are numerous other ex- 
amples in these notes of Wood of the 
year on the title-pages of books being 

a year later than the actual year of 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 12 
Sept. 1686. 

^ note in MS. Wood F 4, p. 163. 

2 Peshall's Additions, p. 8. 

* second son of Wood's brother Ro- 
bert ; the elder son Thomas was a law- 
fellow of New Coll. 

SEPT. — OCT. 1686. 


Rent due at Michaelmas :— 4//. 55 from the Fleur de luce (whereof i/z. for 
the college rent, M for an acquittance) ; 2/2. \os for the use of loo/z. for half an 
yeare ; Tod per quarter for Hanks house ; i^s lod per quarter for Dolliff. 

[30 Sept.\ Th., 1686, Dr. John Venn, master of Balliol College, 
was nominated vicechancellor.] 

October. — Oct. 3, Su., a most scurrilous rebuff from (William) 
Colby in the c(ommon) c(hamber) in the presence of (John) iNIassey, 
(Edmund) Martin (both which said nothing), (William) Bishop, 
(John) Edwards (who took Colby e's part). (He said that) ' I study 
all day, merry at night.' 

[Oct. 4^ Munday, 1686, Peter Hele, M. of Arts and commoner of 
Queen's College, son of Nicholas Hele Dr. of Phys. mention'd supra 
p. 8, died in the house of his grandmother Anne Eliot widdow, 
situat in the parish of S. Peter in the East Oxon, aged 22. His body 
was buried on the Thursday following in the north isle joyning to the 
chancell of the church of S. Peter in the East neare the body of Dr 
Peter Eliot, somtimes the husband of Ann Eliot mother of Anne 
mother of the said Peter Hele. (Arms: — ) 'gules a bend fusilly 
argent, each fusill charged with a spot of ermine sable.'] 

[Oct. 7 ^ Th., 1686, Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Christopher Wood 
by Margerie his second wife, was married to (John) IMayot of All- 
saints parish Oxford, draper, in Ch. Ch. cathedral, by . . . Ryman '^.J 

Oct. II, Munday, the supposed statua or image of S. Cuthbert 
carv'd in stone was set over the chapel dore of Univ. Coll., to which 
saint that chapel was dedicated. Lace at the bottom of his surplice, 

Oct. II, Munday, Mr. John Massy of Mert. Coll. went to London 
to kiss the king's hand in order for the deanery of Ch. Ch. Oct. 19, 
T., he return'd with Mr. (Obadiah) Walker in accomplishment of his 

Mr. Massy was with the King and but one besides, for about a 
quarter or half an houre — so Mr. Massy told me ; quaere the third 
person. 'Tis suppos'd the king oblig'd him to be constant for the 

This Mr. Massy w^as originally servitour to Mr. Walker and brought 
up at his feet ; and he being popishly affected, Mr. Walker by the 
favour that he finds from the King's priests and (the) King himself, 
got him this deanery, first, to the affront of the antient canons there 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. II 7. * William Ryman, B.A. Bras. 29 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 163. Jan. 167^ ; M.A. New C. 5 July 16S0. 

^ note in MS. Phillipps 7018. 



because he pins his quondam servitour upon them, of eleven years 
standing ^ Master and no more, (2) to the envy of his contemporaries 
and juniors, nay, to all except his intimate freinds who pity him in 
that he (is) made Walker's tool and that he will be obnoxious to all 
affronts and abuses. 

Mr. Walker when he came from London to Oxford brought a 
license with him from the King to print ^ what books he please and a 
great deal of paper with him. He hath about 30 or 40 books to 
print. He went to the bishop (Dr. John Fell) about a month before 
he died to have leave to print them ; but he denied him and told him 
that ' he would as soon part with his bed from under him than his 
press.' Mr. Walker's books are to be printed at Lichfield's. 

Oct. 12, T., three bishops^ confirmed in St. Marie le bow — see 
news letters; Oct. 17, Su., consecrated. 

Oct. 14, Th., Haliwell. 

Oct. 14, Th., the king's birthday was in some sort kept at Oxford. 
A bonfier at dinner time in Ch. Ch. quadrangle, whose great bell rung 
at nine at night. Some bells ringing ; some bonefiers. 

Friday, Oct. 15, Jacob ^ Allestrey, M.A. and student of Ch. Ch., son 
of James Allestrie of London gent., died in the house of . . . Gadbury 
a nourse (wife of a sawyer) living on Fish-rew in St. Thomas parish ; 
aged 30 ; and was buried the next day at night in S. Thomas church 
yard about 8 of the clock, carried by 4 poore men, without cloth to 
cover his hearse. He had lain 7 weeks in that house sick of the 
French pox of which he died (people then were more afraid then 
hurt). He had been an ingenious man, and a witty Terrae filius 
anno 168(2). (He has) verses in severall books, quaere. 

15 Oct., Frid., Jacob Allestrie, M.A., student of Ch. Ch., and some- 
times Terrae filius, died of the French pox in St. Thomas parish, and 
buried the next day there in the church yard. He was sometime be- 
fore removed there from Ch. Ch. 

John Egerton, earl of Bridgwater, High Steward of the University, 
died 26 Oct.^ (T.) 1686, aged 63, and was buried 4 Nov. (Th.) at 
Little Gattesden in Hertfordshire in a vault there. Entred in ' Cata- 
logus Seneschallorum.' 

1 John Massey was licensed M.A. 
29 Jan. 167I. 

2 see Evelyn's Diary under date 12 
May 1686. John Gutch, Collectanea 
Curiosa i, p. 288, printed a list of the 
books Walker had royal license to print. 

^ John Lloyd of S. David's, Samuel 

Parker of Oxford, Thomas Cartwright 
of Chester, Luttrell i. 386. 

* ' James ' in the degree lists. 

5 in Wood's first note of this the 
date M^as given ' 2 7 Oct.' and the in- 
formant ' so news letter.' 

OCT. — NOV, 1686. 


Canary wine now sold in London for \s. 6d. per quart, because all 
drink claret ; and if you buy a considerable vessell you may buy it 
for IS. id. per quart— so that whereas before the warr nothing but 
sack and mallagoes were drunk and claret not at all (only burnt for 
funeralls), now claret generally and sack seldome. 

November— Nov. 2, T., Jonathan Edwards \ principal of Jesus 
College, elected on^ the promotion of (John) Lloyd to S. David's. 

Nov. 4, Thursd., Dr. Samuel Parker, bishop of Oxford, install'd by 
proxie ; Dr. Edward Pocock sate. 

4 Nov., Th., Oxford and Oxfordshire feast ; sermon at S. Marie's 
by Mr. (Robert) Barthelmew of Line. Coll., borne at Stanlake. 

[Sir ^ For the Continuance of mutual Society, and to promote a Charitable 
Relief for the Poor, you are desired to meet your Country-men Born in the Uni- 
versity, City and County of Oxo7Z, in the Guild-hall oi said City, on Thursday 
the Fourth of Nove77iher, by Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, and from thence 
to go in decent order to St. Maries Church to hear a Sermon, and after to the 
same Hall to Dinner : and you are desired to bring this Ticket with you. 
Thomas Moore j City 

Christopher White \ ( stewards, 16S6.] 

Francis Astry | County 

Nathaniel Whately \ j 

Nov. 5, F., Gunpowder Treason, Dr. (George) Reynell of C.C.C. 
preached ; who, tho' since the popish plot, had shewed himself a bitter 
enimy against the papists, yet now in his sermon was meale-mouthed 
and timorous. 

Nov. 7, Sunday morne, a woman brought to bed in alderman 
Thomas Fifeild's porch. 

Nov. 8, M., speech in laudem Thomae Bodley in schola linguarum 
per (Thomas) Burton, A.M. Ed. Ch., nepotem doctoris Timothei* 

Nov. 14, Su., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

Nov. 19, F., Samuel Johnson, A.B., degraded for writing a bitter libell called 
* An address to the souldiers,' quaere ante ^ an in news letters ? This degradaUon 

1 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 

2 MS. has ' of ' by a slip for ' on. 

' this is the printed ticket of admis- 
sion to the feast, sealed with a seal, 
and having these notes by Wood— (a) 
' I gave 2^ (id for this ticket, 25 Oct. 
1686 M^ood.' (b) ' For my dinner in 
the Councill Chamber at Gild hall, 

* a slip for ' Benjamin.' 

5 Luttrell i. 388 (20 Nov.). In Ashm. 
F 6 are two pamphlets relating to this 
case: — (i) 'An account of the pro- 
ceedings against Samuel Johnson for 
writing and publishing two seditious 
and scandalous libels against the go- 
vernment,' Lond. 1686, fol. ; (2) ' Sent- 
ence of Samuel Johnson at the King's 
Bench bar,' Lond. 1686, fol. 

^ see supra, May 27. 



is mentioned in the news letters dated 2 Nov. (S.) ; se(e). Nov. 22 (M.) stood in 
the pillory, see news letter dat. Nov. 23 (T.) ; and 25 (Th.), see both the letters 
dated 30 Nov. (T.) ; whipt^ see letters Dec. 2 (Th.). 

News letters 25 Nov., Th., say that one (John) Cutts an Englishman is made 
by the Emperour adjutant general of his army for his excellent service done before 
Buda. This Cutts they say was engaged in Monmouth's plot, but fled away 
upon his discomfeiture. 

Letters sent by the King to the University of Cambridg not to elect 
any scholars or fellows unless they be loyall — vide letters dated 30 
Nov. (T.). 

Small pox continues still in Oxon among yong people. 

In the beginning of this month, was exposed to sale at Oxon 
Helvicus' Chron(ological Theatre) in English, wherin is a columne 
added for eminent Jesuits and no other order. Pragmatical. Quaere 
in what I have said in Mr. (Andrew) Allam (in Ath.}. 

December.— Dec. 3, F., Mr. (Obadiah) Walker and Mr. (John) 
M(assey) went to London in order to get the deanery confer'd on 

Dec. 4, S., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

News letters dated 4 Dec, S., say that Henry Coventry, late Secretary of State, 
is like to die, if not already dead. Another of the same date saith that ' this week 
died Henry Coventry at his house in the Hay-market neare Charing Cross '—so 
that it must be about the latter end of Nov. He died Sunday, Dec. 5— so letters 
dated Dec. 9 (Th.). Entred in Fasti 1638. 

[John Clotterbuke ^ LL. Dr., fellow of Allsoules College and official to Dr. 
Thomas Hyde archdeacon of Gloucester, son of St. Clotterbuke of the city of 
Gloucester, gent., died in the said city, M., 6 December 1686, aged 39 or there- 
abouts, and was buried there in the church of . . .] 

Dec. 9, Th., news came to Oxford that Dr. (John) Clutterbook, 
fellow of Allsouls Coll., and official to Dr. (Thomas) Hyde, arch- 
deacon of Gloucester, died at Gloucester where he was borne. He 
died Dec. 6, — so Mr. (Thomas) Creech. 

Dec. 17, Friday, most of the day it rained and all night following : 
so that a flood followed, bigger then wee have had 3 yeares before. 

Dec. 19, Sunday, Dr. (John) Lloyd, commorant in Jesus Coll., 
bishop of S. David's, confer'd Orders in the church of S. Peter's in 
the East in the turne of Dr. (Samuel) Parker not yet setled in his 

Dec. 21, T., S. Thomas day, Isaac Rutten^ a soldier (an under 
officer) buried in S. Michael's churchyard neare to the east end of the 

^ Luttrell i. 390. from the Plough Inn, Dec. the 21th' 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 164. (1686) — Burials Register of S, Mi- 

^ ' Isack Rutton, a trooper, was buried chad's. 

NOV, — DEC. 1686. 


church. Taken up on Xtimas eve and carried hither to London, or 
to Kingston on Thames, where his father Hves. Quaere de hoc. 

[John Upton ^, gent, commoner of Wadham Coll., eldest son of John Upton of 
Upton or Lupton in Devonshire esq., died on S. Thomas day (T., Dec. 21) 1686, 
aged 17 or thereabouts. Wherupon his body being imbalm'd, till his friends were 
acquainted what to do with it, was at length buried in the outer chappell of 
Wadham on Munday 10 January following. (Arms : — ) ' sable a cross moline 
argent [Upton].'] 

Dec. 23, Th., Tvlr. (Obadiah) Walker and Mr. (John) Massey 
return'd [after ^ they had compleated the matter.] 

Dec. 25, S., Xtmas day, his majesty's new chapel at Whitehall 
opned ^ for use. Mr. . . . Belton preached the first sermon ; his dis- 
course sutable to the day. Dr. (Bonaventure) Gifford should have 
preached on the day following <Su., Dec. 26, S. Stephen's day) but 
was indisposed. The throng was not so great as was expected. 
Several performances of vocal and instrumental musick more than 

News letter dated T., 28 Dec, Dr. (Colin) Fawkner, bishop of 
Murrey died lately; Dr. (Alexander) Ross of the University of 
Glascow will succeed him. 

29 Dec, Wedn., Mr. John Massey [FasU 1675) installed in his 
deane's place in the cathedral by Dr. H(enry) Aldridge, subdeane. 
He was in his surplice and hood, and when the i lesson was reading 
he was conveyed from the Divinity Chapel by the vergerer and other 
officers to the dore of his seat where first his patent was read ; then 
his dispensation from comming to prayers, receiving the sacrament, 
taking of all oathes, and other duties belonging to him as deane ; and 
then he was lifted up. Many yong scholars and townsmen were there, 
laughing and girning and making a May-game of the matter. They 
said what they pleased, but the canons looked grave. Mr. (Obadiah) 
Walker goes snips with him to print his books ; vix- credo ; his 
character, see ninth collection of papers, p. 7. 

Ult. Dec, Thursday, Dr. (John) Standish died in London — see 
letters of Jan. 4. Dr. John Standish, quaere. FasHi66^. ■ Report was 
that Dr. (Edward) Stillingfleet was to succeed him in his parsonage. 

Mr. (John) Massey returning from London 2 dayes before Xtmas, 

1 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 165. people.' 

2 the words in square brackets are ^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 29 
substituted for 're infecta for the pre- Dec. 1686. 

sent': Wood also notes ' Dec. 19, Sun- * see Evelyn's Diary under date 30 

day, he received his patent on his knees Jan. i68|-. 
from the king in the presence of 40 



did not receive the sacrament in the College chapel on Xtmas day. 
Upon Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's declaring and Mr. (John) Massye's 
being made dean of Ch. Ch, the University emptied and many were 
afraid to send their sons thereto ; so the University suffer'd. 

Note that about six weeks or two months before bishop (John) 
Fell died, Mr. (Obadiah) Walker desired leave of (him) that he 
might print some books at his press ; Dr. Fell denied it, and said ' he 
would first part with his bed from under him.' Now, so it falls out 
that Mr. Walker having got his man in to be deane of Ch. Ch. and 
going snipps with him in his revenew, he will print his books with the 
said profits which were once Dr. Fell's. Whereas, before Xtmas or 
about a week or fortnight, there were in Ch. Ch. 26 gentlemen com- 
moners, there were not in the latter end of Jan. following above 6, and 
two noblemen. 

This winter the proctors walk not because of the troopers for feare 
of being affronted by them ; whore houses increase, surgeons have 
work, and great salivation used. O tempora ! o mores ! 

In this month was Carfox conduit finisht or rebuilt (except the 
upper part which stands upon arches ^) and a new statue of empress 
Maud riding on an ox put up by my direction according to the forme. 
Rebuilt in Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. 

(In this year Wood recovered for the University the matriculation- 
register^ from 1648-1662, which had disappeared and was in immi- 
nent danger of being destroyed. The history of it is told in two 
notes by Wood : — 

(i) writing in 1674 in Wood MS. E 4, Wood says 'the next^ 
matriculation-book, begun by Bernard Hore, squire-bedell, anno 1648 
or 1649, is lost. The next begins Michaelmas Term 1662, (begun) 
by Samuel Clarke.' 

(ii) writing in 1687 on the fly-leaf of " W." Wood says: — ' Matri- 
culation-book of the University of Oxon, from the year 164I- to the 
end of Trinity Terme 1662 ; begun by Bernard Hore, superior bedell 
of law, at the command of the parliamentarian Visitors. But he 
having no president* or forme how to matriculat — for the former 

1 see Clark's Wood's City of Oxford ' Liber Matriculae PP,' the Matricula- 

i., p. 442. tion-register from 1615-1647, which he 

^ known as ' Liber Matriculae W,' notes to be ' all written in the hand of 

a quarto volume, in the University Matthew Cross, esquire bedell of Law.' 

archives. See Clark's Reg. Univ. II. ii. p. ix. 

^ Wood had just given an account of * i. e. precedent. 

DECEMBER, 1686. 


book (marked with " PP ") was withheld by Mathew Cross (turned 
out to make room for Hore) — he onHe entred the names, and con- 
ditions or qualities of students, and what they were to pay (which was 
the cheifest thing he look'd after), there being no such thing entred 
in "PP." But when Samuel Clark succeeded and afterwards had 
received the former matriculation book from the executor of Dr. 
(Gerard) Langbaine, then lately 'Gustos Archivorum,' (which he had 
received from John Gross \ son of Matthew Cross deceased, in Feb. 
165I), he then (1660) proceeded according to the forme in "PP," 
viz., to set downe ^ the name, father's name, country, quality, and age. 
After Mr. (Samuel) Clerk's decease this book came into the hands 
of Mr. John Fell (one of the overseers of his will) anno 1669. Who 
taking it to be an ordinary paper book and not a ' matricula ' — be- 
cause not in a folio, as the book going before this ^ and that after 
are— he threw it aside among other of his paper books. Afterwards 
when I was drawing up my writers for each college in ' Hist, et Antiq. 
Univ. Oxon.' I made much enquiry after this book. Mris. Clerk, the 
widdow, shee told me she knew nothing of it; and so did several times 
Dr. Fell, adding that ' 'twas verie probable Mris. Clerk '—who had 
taken to her second husband a cook—' had tore it and put the leaves 
under pies.' At length upon the death of Dr. Fell, 1686, I being 
then about to make hue and crie after it in the public Gazet, it came 
into my head to speak to Mr. (Henry) Jones, parson of Sunningwell, 
Dr. Fell's nephew and executor, to make search after it among his 
papers and paper-books. Soon after he doing so accordingly, found 
it ; and verie carefully sent it to me for my use on the eleventh day 
of Dec. 1686— ita testor 

Antonius a Wood 

Historiographus Univ. Oxon. 
This book, with " PP " (which I have % I intend to put in the School 
Tower among the Universitie's registers and records (which is the 
proper place for them)— having not as yet (1687) been there. The 
next book® that follows this, which is in folio, is in Christopher 
Wase's hands, the superior bedell of Law (i 671-1690), who is care- 
less of it and useth it not well.') 

1 PP., therefore, had also got into 
private hands, and was in danger of 
being lost. 

^ in the new register, beginning in 
M.T. 1662, known now as ' Liber 
Matriculae Ag ' — it is continued to 1693. 

3 i. e. " PP." 

4 i.e. " Ag." 

^ having got it apparently from the 
representatives of Samuel Clark, the 

6 i. e. Liber Matriculae Ag; begun by 
Samuel Clark. 



168f and 1687 : 3 Jae. II : Wood aet. 55. 

{At the beginning of this Almanac Wood notes its price ' Gadbury, 1687, 5^/ ' : 
and has these memoranda of enquiries in connection with his Athenae.^ 

14 Jan., F., {to} Mr. (William) Fulman, (about) Edward Michelboum, cata- 
logue of archdeacons of Barns(taple) and Totness, (Henry) Jersey % Hen(ry) 
Jacob. (To) Dr. (George) Hicks eodem die (about) catalogue of deanes and 
archdeacons, obit of Thomas Otway by his son-in-law. 

Jan. 20, Th., (about) Philip Nye (and) Nicholas Lockyer (to) George Coxeter. 

Jan., (about) catalogue of deanes and archdeacons of Roff., Orlando Gibbons 
his epitaph (to) Dr. (Robert) Plot. 

Feb. 16, W., (about) Richard Parre, Edward Gee, Isaac Ambros (to) Mr. . . . 
Entizwell ^. 

27 Feb., Su., (about) catalogue of deanes of Exeter, archdeacons of Cornwall to 
Dr. (Richard) Annesley. 

28 Feb., M., 1686 (i. e. f ) (about) catalogue of deanes and archdeacons of St. 
Asaph and of Bangor, to Mr. Henry Dodwell then in towne. See more in long 
paper book of memorandums. 

2 Mar., W., (to) Mr (Edward) Slater for Dr. Calibute Downyng, his father's 
works ; Thomas Ward's book should have been added. 

12 Mar., S., (about) deans of Bristol ^, archdeacons of Dorset (to) Mr. (Josiah) 
Pulleyn (and) Dr. (William) Levet. 

May 5, Th., (to) Mr. (Obadiah) Walker at London about Sir John Marsham, 
James (Alban) Gibbes, John Price. 

May 19, Th., (to) Mr. (Henry) Hurst* (about) (i) Arthur (Annesley) earl of 
Anglesie, (2) Nicholas Lockyer, (3) Thomas Lye, (4) Dr. Thomas Jacomb, (5) 
Thomas Cawton, (6) Ch(ristopher) Fowler, (7) Theophilus Gale. 

May 29, Su., to Mr. William Hopkins ^ about John Standish, Leonard Pollard. 

May 30, M., to Mr John Archer about his father. 

30 May, M., letter to Mr. H(ugh) Todde and John Moreton. 

May, (to) Dr. P(l)ot about Thomas Blake of Tam worth. 

June 6, M., to Dr. John Ellis, chauntor of S. Davids at Caernarvon in Car- 
narvonshire (see W. 9) (about) Henry Glemham and other queries concerning some 
bishops of S. David as on my table, catalogue of chantors and the four arch- 
deacons of S. David('s), Deanes and archdeacons of Bangor to be sent hereafter. 

June 30, Th , John Rushworth. 

July I, F., (to) Mr. Mathew Hole for John Dawson and Edward Bulstrode of 

July I, F., (to) Benjamin Archer of Tilton park for Sir Ralph Winwood and 
Edward Bulstrode before mention'd. 

7 July, Th., (to) Mr. (Henry) Hurst for (i) Mr. Nicholas Lockyer, (2) Theo- 
philus Gale, (3) Thomas Adams, (4) Thomas Vincent, (5) John Biscoe. 

^ Henry Jessey. 

^ Edmund Entwisle, M.A. Bras. 5 
July 1682. 

^ ' Bristol 'substituted for ' Gloucester.' 

* Wood 634 (8) is ' An earthly and 
heavenly building : a sermon at the 
funeral of Henry Hurst sometime fellow 
of Merton College,' Lond. 1690. 

^ Wood had had previous communi- 
cation with him. In Wood MS. B 14 
is ' a catalogue of archdeacons and 
prebendaries of Worcester' which Wood 
notes to have been ' received from Mr. 
William Hopkyns, prebendary of Wor- 
cester 12 Mar. i68f.' 

JAN.— OCT. 1687. 


1 1 July, M., to Mr. Richard Highmore of Purse-candel ^ 

July 15, F., to the bishop of Sarum^ for deanes, archdeacons, chanters, 

July 18, M., note of Dr. John Standish to Dr. (John) Beale for Bolton [register ^ 
not so high]. 

July 22, F., letter to bishop of St. Asaph* for catalogue of deanes and arch- 
deacons of S. Asaph, and deanes of Bangor. 

Eodem die, to John Aubrey for John Rushworth, William Laurence, Robert 

Eodem die, (to) Dr. (Daniel) Whitbie. 

July 25, M., (to) Dr. (George) Benson concerning deanes of Hereford, arch- 
deacons of Hereford and of Salop. [Nothing ^ to be had.] 

Aug. 4, Th., to Hugh Todd about Dr. (Richard) Pilkington and Thomas 
Wetherall, and bishops of Carlisle. 

Aug. 8, M., to the bishop of Exeter ^ for the dignitaries of his church. 

9 Aug., T., note to Mr. (James) Hamer to send to Matthew Hutton for the obit 
of Henry Swinborne and Edmimd Deane. [No ^ answer.] 

Aug. 18, Th., letter to the bishop of Kildare I 

24 Sept., S., to Mr. (Henry) Hurst for the burial-place of Nicholas Lockyer, 
Theophilus Gale, Christopher Fowler, Thomas Wincombe ; when Thomas Cawton 
died ; notitia concerning Mr. John Bisco ; who Z. R. is that died in Newgate, 
buried in the yard by the Artillery yard ; Dr. Robert Wild's death. 

25 Sept., Su., to William Rogers at Marie's coffey-house in Stanhop Street for 
William Schepre (see among my queries in the cover of my paper book) and Dr. 
Thomas Gawen. [Miscarried ^ sent againe Oct. 18, T. ; answer'd.] 

Oct. 10, M., to Mr. Coxson to search Tew register for Henry and Lucius 
Faulkland and Lettie. 

Oct. 13, Th., to Dr. Simon Patrick for (i) place of buriall of Laurence Womack, 
(2) names of dignities of Dr. Robert Porie, (3) catalogue of prebendaries of West- 
minster, (4) catalogue of archdeacons of Westminster, (5) to speak to Dr. Ad(am) 
Littleton for the day and yeare of death of Mr. Thomas Willis and know where his 
son Dr. Thomas Willis lives, (6) to speak to the minister of St. Margaret's to search 
about 1570 for the day and yeare of Laurence Vaux his buriall. Dr. (George) 
Bull. [A letter in answer but no solutions.] 

Oct. 13, Th., to Mr. John Sargant living in S. Jones neare London for matter 
about himself. 

Oct. 14, F., to Mr. William Hopkyns at Worcester for catalogue of chancellors 
of Worcester; to write to Dr. (George) Benson to let me have a catalogue of 
there deanes and archdeacons in the memory of man and put me in a way to get 

Oct. 18, T., S. Luke's day, sent to Mr. (Richard) Huggyns his armes by Francis 

Oct. 21, F., to Mathew Turner at the Lamb in Holborne to put Mr. (John) 
Sarjeant in mind of T(homas) Blount's epitaph ; with an inclosed to Mr. (William) 
Joyner about William Rolandus, 

Put then in Georg Coxeter's hands a letter to him to be communicated to Dr 

1 Candel-purse in Dorsetshire. added later. 

2 Seth Ward. ^ added later. ^ William Moreton. 
* William Lloyd. ' added later. 

5 added later. added later. 

Thomas Lamplugh. " prebendary of Worcester. 



Grant for a search for captain R(obert) Meade and for Edward Bulstrode at the 

Oct. 24, M., to Mr. Nath(aniel) Friend at (as in V. 19) for his MS. of Bristow 
and the Xtian names of those ministers mention'd in Nath(aniel) Fienn(es in the 

Oct. 30, Su., to Seymour Wood about reparations and 2{s^ 6{d') to Dick 
Huggins : to Dr. (Robert) Plot for paper : to J(ohn) Aubrey about (John) 
Bidell, (Thomas) Otway, and Sir Robert Poynts ; (to) Sir Edward Sherburne 
about Richard Smith and W(illiam) Rowland. 

(Nov) 2, W., letter to Seymour Wood, N(athaniel) Friend, Robert Dale, 
Gr(egory) King. [No ^ answers.] 

(Nov.) 6, Su., to Greg(ory) King about 4 qu(eries) and to Robert Dale. 

(Nov.) 10, Th., to Dr. (Thomas) Smith a qu(ery) to Sir William Haward 
about Simon Harward, at Tonbridge. 

Nov. 27, Su., letter (to) Mris (Frances) Sheld(on) (M(aid) of Honor) with Sir 
Thomas More's pedigree in it. [No ^ answer.] 

Nov. 27, Su., (to) M(aid) of Honor for a gratuity for the More's pedigree. 

Dec. 6, T., to Mr. John Sargeant for T. Blount's epitaph, obit and sep(ulture) 
of John Austin [not answered] ; to Mr. . . . Cudworth for catalogue of deans and 
archdeacons of Chichester ; quaere epitaph of Dr. (Guy) Carleton. 

Dec. 15, Th., to Sir Edward Sherburne for the obit of R(ichard) Lovelace. 

Dec. 29, Th., to John Aubrey for Sir William Petty, John Biddle, Robert 
Pointz ; and (to) lady Abe(r)gany ^ about G(eorge) Chamberlayne. 

Dec. ult., F., (to) Mr. (Henry) Hurst for Theophilus Gale, Nicholas Lockyer, 
John Bisco, Mr. John Davenport ; William Cooper, gazets and Mr. R(ichard) 
Smith's life ; and to Mr. (Richard) Chiswell*. 

January. — Reported by news letters that on the i day of Jan., S., 
Laurence (Hyde) earl of Rochester is to resign his Treasurer's staff 
and that the earl of Powis (William Herbert), Sir John Lumley and 
the earl of Sunderland (Robert Spencer) will be commissionated in 
that affair. He did then resign it and 4000//. per annum during life 
allowed him ^. He is a zealous protestant. See in the gazet of 5 Jan. 
where you'l find it otherwise. 

2 Jan., Su., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

2 Jan., Sunday, in morne, died suddenly at the Crowne Inn Oxford 
of a sore throat (alias the French pox) Robert Thacker, designer to 
the King, and the next day was buried in S. Martin's church at the 
west end neare to the font, aged between 40 and 50. A tolerable 

^ added later. ^ added later. 

^ widow of John Nevill eighth baron 

* Richard Chiswell, the bookseller 
and publisher, see in Ath. under Richard 
Smith. Wood 633 (13) is a gift to 
Wood by him of a book published by 

him — ' A sermon preached at the assizes 
at Hertford July 8, 1689' by John 
Strype, Lond. 1689. It has the note, 
' Nov. 6 anno 1690 dedit mihi Ricardus 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 3 
Jan. i68f 

JANUARY, 1687. 


mathematician, an excellent contriver for draining of waters, as also 
for the drawing of prospects, landskips, etc. He hath drawn the 
church of Salisbury which is engraven in a larg peice of paper and 
serves for a chymney piece ; also a new map of Tangier with an 
historical account engraven under it, etc. See the paper of subscrip- 
tions^ which I have, put out by him 1681. He was an inhabitant of 
London, but whether borne there I know not. 

[Robert Thacker 2, a Londoner, designer to his majestic, died snddenlie in the 
Crown Inne in S. Martin's parish Oxon on Sunday morning, 2 Jan., i6S^, aged 
between 40 and 50 ; and was the next day buried at the West end (near the font) 
of St. Martin's church, without escocheons. He left a wife and children behind 

Jan. 2 or 3, came a mandamus from the King for Mr. (John) 
Bernard of Bras. C. to succeed ]\Ir. (William) Hallon of Queen's 
Coll. in the lecture of Moral Philosophy ^ 

Jan. 5, W., Convocation, wherein was confirmed the nomination of 
the chancellor of the University of Henry (Hyde) earl of Clarendon 
to be steward of the University (vide ' Catalogum Seneschallorum 
Dr. (Henry) Aldridg was then chosen Curator Theatri (in) loco Dr. 
(John) Fell. 

Jan. 5, W., circa horam 5 post meridiem died Dr. Thomas James, 
warden of Alls. Coll. and treasurer of Sarum. 

[Thomas Jeams \ warden of Allsoules College and treasurer of Salisbury, son of 
John Jeames minister of Cardington com. Salop., died in his lodgings in the said 
College, on, W., the 5 day of Januar. \(^^, at 5 of the clock in the aftemoone, 
aged 65 or thereabouts and was buried in the outer chapel of that College on, F., 
the 7 of the said month.— He married . . . , sister to Dr. John Dolben archbishop 
of York, daughter of William Dolben, D.D. and parson of Stanwick in com. 
Northampton ; bv whome he had issue Gilbert William Jeames, baptized in S. 
Marie's parish in Oxon (in which parish Alls. Coll. is situated) 16 June 1666 : his 
first Xtian name he took from Dr. Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbur)^ and 
William from Sir William Tortman, bart., his father's patron in Somersetshire 
where he was beneficed. He left also 3 daughters, viz. Marie (married to . . . 
Richardson of London, merchant), Elizabeth, and Catherine.— (Armes :— ) 'Or, 
on a chevron between 3 lyons passant with their faces backward sable as many 
escallops of the first [granted ^ to the said Thomas Jeames by Clarenceux, Sir 
Edward Byssh] ; impaling, sable an helmet between 3 pheons argent (Dolben).'] 

1 Wood 386 (14) is a prospectus by * note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 164. 
Robert Thacker of * A new map of Gutch's Wood's Colleges and Halls, 
Tangier.' p. 299. 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 164. ^ 'blew, on a chevron or between 3 

3 see Wood's Fasti under date 1676. lyons passant regerdant or, 3 escallops 
The notice of this professorship in ' The sable : crest, a demy lyon rampant or 
Honours Register of the University of collered azure, holding between his 
Oxford' is defective, and has to be cor- paw^es an escallop sable, issuing out of 
rected by this note of Wood's. a crowne murall sable— pertaining to 



News letter dated xi Jan., T., saith that Sir Henry Progers^ sargeant porter, 
died last Saturday ; and another saith last Sunday. 

1 8 Jan., Tuesday, about 14 or 16 went out towards Shotover to 
meet Leopold Finch with his mandamus to be warden of Alls. Coll ^. 
{Fasti 1685). 

21 Jan., Friday, Leopold Finch, M.A., and regent ad placitum, was 
admitted ^ by the fellows warden by vertue of a mandamus from the 
King; fifth son of Heneage (Finch) earl of Winchelsey. There 
stood Dr. (Thomas) Bouchier ^ Dr. (John) Irish ^, and Dr. (Richard) 
Adams ^ One (William) Harrington, a junior Master of that house, 
offer d 250 guinnies to Robert Brent of the Treasury to get a man- 
damus, but could not effect it. (Matthew) TindalP also, of that 
house, put in to get another, but prevail'd not. Mr. (Obadiah) 
Walker endeavoured to get Dr. (Robert) Plot in, but was too late. 
Dr. Plot then promised if he could get it he would declare. 

Leopold Finch, (aetat. 24, quaere). The first thing that he did, at 
which he was exclaimed against, was the taking away of a canton or 
bow-window in a middle chamber of his lodgings next to the street, 
which bow window was of stone built at the foundation, with crusted 
and crisped work, resembHng the rest of the building, and cross barrs 
of iron. This he took cleare away and put a fiat window, set in a 
wooden case, without iron barrs. Besides which he hath taken away 
a flat window of crisped or crusted work and in its place set the like 
as the former. 

28 Jan., F., two tydes in the morning at London. 

29 Jan., Sat., it rained plentifully, after it had held up neare 3 

Jan. 30, Su., the King's (Charles I) fast falHng on a Sunday, 'twas 
kept Munday Jan. 31, and Mr. George Fulham of Magd. C. (son of 
Dr. (Edward) Fulham of Windsor) preached. 

the Jameses of Astly com. Wigorne, one 
of the gromes of the privie chamber to 
King Henry VIH, and also by his suc- 
cessors at Astley ' — note by Wood on a 
slip in Wood MS. F 4, p. 163. 
^ Luttrell i. 391. 

2 in Gutch's Collectanea Curiosa, ii. 
49, is Finch's letter to archbishop San- 
croft about his soliciting the warden- 
ship : ibid. p. 282 is a copy of King 
James's mandate for his election. 

^ 'admitted' substituted for 'elected.' 
Wood notes in the margin — ' He was 

not admitted by the archbishop.' 

* Thomas Bouchier, D.C.L. All So. 
30 June 1663. 

5 John Irish, B.C.L. S. Edm. H. 10 
Oct. 1 67 1, D.C.L. All So. 20 Nov. 

« Richard Adams, B.A. S. Jo. 23 
Mar. 167I ; M.A. All So. 16 Oct. 1675, 
M.D. 9 July 1684. 

^ M.A. 10 July 1686. 

8 Matthew Tindall, B.A. Exet. 17 
Oct. 1676; B.C.L. All So. 17 Dec. 
1679, D.C.L. 7 July 1685. 

JAN. — FEB. 1687. 


The traders in Oxon much complayne for want of trade because of 
the paucity of scholars frighted away for feare of popery endeavoured 
to be spread throught the University by the endeavours of (Obadiah) 
Walker who endeavours to make Heads of Houses and officers of his 
owne persuasion. They threaten him ; he hath the curses of all, both 
great and small. 

In Jan. 1686 (i.e. f> Mr. (Obadiah) Walker published Two^ 
Discourses of Abraham Woodhead (see in Abraham Woodhead (in 
Ath.") printed at Lichf(ield's) and some scholars ((Arthur) Charlet 
of Trin. Coll.) getting the book sheet by sheet (for 'twas printed at 
Lichf(ield's)), (there) came out an answer to it in a month following. 
Whereupon Mr. Walker being sensible that he was falsly dealt with, 
he set up a press in his owne lodgings (the back part of Univ. Coll.) 
and there printed Church Government ^art 5). Vide in April following; 
vide QQ 31. 

The small pox doth yet continue rife among scholars. 

February. — Feb. 2, W., (Paul) Acton M.A. and chaplain of 
New Coll. and curat at Witham, died of the small pox in S. Giles' 
parish Oxford. 

3 Feb., Th., mus(ic) night and I not there — Mr. (William) 

Feb. 5, S., letters then dated say that (James) Aitkin bishop of 
Galloway, and . . . Ramsey bishop of Dunkeld ^ are divested. Vide 
proximam paginam (i. e. Feb. 19 infra). 

Feb. 6, Su., the King's inauguration, Mr. Samuel Eyre of Line. 
Coll., bachelor of Divinity and chaplain to the bishop of Durham, 
preached at S. Marie's in the morning. Bonfiers, ringing of bells, 
gaudies in severall colleges and halls. 

Feb. 7, M., the great ceremony at University College upon the set- 
ting up of the king's statua over the gate within the quadrangle. I 
have a larg accompt elswhere *. 

(^Statue ^ of James II set up at University College.) 
Feb. 6 being Sunday, the ceremony of the king's day ^ could not be 

^ * Two discourses concerning the the measures of James II. James Ram- 
adoration of Our B. Saviour in the H. say was bishop of Dunblane, and held 
Eucharist,' Oxf. 1687, 4^0. ; published his see till the Revolution in t688. 
anonymously. * i.e. in Wood MS. D 19 (3) from 

^ Paul Acton, M.A. New C. 3 June which the following narrative is taken. 

1684. See Gutch's Wood's Coll. and ^ this narrative is from Wood MS. 

Halls, p. 222. D 19 (3) fol. 68 {plim fol. 81). 

^ Andrew Bruce, bishop of Dunkeld, ^ Feb. 6 was the anniversary of James 

was deposed in 1686 for resistance to H's accession. 


well performed at Univ. Coll. according to their mind, in setting up the 
king's statua over the common gate, within the quadrangle. 

Feb. 7, Munday, about lo or eleven in the morn., was set up the 
said statua carved from Portland stone. At which time a partie of 
horse standing in the street (on hors-back) opposite to the common 
gate, did, upon notice given that it was up, discharge each his pistoll ; 
which being done, the spectators in the quadrangle, and those in the 
street, gave a great shout.— Afterwards, as soon as they could charge 
their pistolls, they gave two more, at which two shouts followed.— 
Afterwards, the quadrangle being emptied, they let in all such 
officers and others that were invited to dinner, and being conducted 
into the common hall, Mr. Edward Hales, a gent, commoner, spake at 
a desk an eloquent English speech before them, all by hart. 

Afterwards, the master ^ of the college, Mr. Bertie ^ a nobleman of 
that house, and the officers^ sitting at the high table, and all other 
guests at the other tables, was a most noble feast; all sorts of wine, 
sack, claret, Smyrna. At which time the university musick plaid, being 
their musick day by appointment.— At 7 in the evening were candles 
set up in all the windows of the chambers looking into the quadrangle, 
and in those looking into the street, as also in the chappell windows. 
Three candles in every light, that is, 6 candles in every window, which 
continued burning till 9 at night. Musick in the common chamber 
most of the while.] 

[7 Feb. i68f, speech* spoken by Edward Hales, gent, commoner of University 
College in the public refectorie of the said College just before a solemn dinner and 
just after the king's statua was set up in the quadrangle. 

Of all the customs bequeathed to us by the wiser nations there seems none to be 
of greater concernment than preserving the memories of their heroes and worthiest 
patrons, whether they embalme them in history or adorne them with panegyricks 
or erect monuments to their honor. But none of these are so apt to impress a true 
notion of their actions nor to honour their family and posterity nor provoke others 
to emulation so much as those lively representations of their persons. For, as on 
one side they are looked upon not as gyants nor as angells but as men of like 
figure stature and constitution with ourselves, so on the other side wee are invited 
to consider that as they performed actions so noble so generous and so excellent, 
it is not impossible but that wee also, using the same meanes, may arrive at the 
same perfection the same goodness and the same reputation. Who is there that 
can without admiration and veneration behold the images of Alexander, Scipio, 

1 Obadiah Walker. tain Ochonry.' 

2 Albemarle Bertie, fifth son of Robert * in Wood MS. D 19 (2) fol. 53 and 
third earl of Lindsey ; matric. at Univ. 54 of the new (fol. 58 and 59 of the 
3 July 1686 aet. 17. See Foster's old) paging: but fol. 54(59) 'snow 
Ahwini Oxonienses (early series) i. 1 1 7. inserted out of place between fol. 33 and 

Wood cites as one of them :— ' cap- 34 of Wood MS. D 19 (3). 

FEBRUARY, 1687. 


Plato, and the like, and doth not onlie with internall awe and reverence joyne in 
the commendations and tacitly wish his owne family were so graced with such 
ornaments, but that much more himself could enjoy in some degree their admired 
perfections ? 

Will you please then that I may, without offence, demand, my deare colleagues, 
why wee also, having such opportunities do not endeavour to transcribe out the 
similitudes of our ancestors of this place ? I think may safely affirme that would 
wee, leaving our vanities and follies, betake ourselves to those arts which produc'd 
their greatness, wee might also attaine, though not to the same height or to be of 
the same class, yet somthing neare or not much inferior to it. 

But it is not my business to accuse my self or you, though it may not seem 
improper, having before us the statue of him who were he not our prince yet is 
certainly a most excellent patterne for our imitation, and who though his birth- 
right had not entitled him to the crowne would have been by all wise men 
esteemed the most fitting and worthie to governe. How did his noble and 
generous fortitude adorne his private life ! How did his courage and magnanimity 
of spirit illustrate those many afflictions which he suffered when in his youth 
banished of his kingdome ! How readily did he betake himself to leame that pro- 
fession which was then not unlikely to be his patrimony, but by the goodness of 
providence was only the rudiments of those arts which he afterwards employed 
for his country ! In all difficulties his advisedness, in danger his forwardness, his 
prudence in commanding, and in all adversitie his cheerfulness were even by his 
enimies admired. That great obedience and submission to his brother, notwith- 
standing Lo many advantages and several interests to owne him, was to all men 
apparent, but to none more than to his late majestic who as soon as the nation 
was settled with a great fleet and army and dangerous warr with our neighbours 
wherein by the high victory he obtained and the great loss of the enimy he shewed 
that nothing in him was wanting to an excellent general, a firme patriot, and an 
obedient brother. And although he was afterwards exercised with great calamities 
(as such resplendent virtue seldome fails to be accompanied with envy), his 
enimies endeavouring not onlie to banish him from the affections and presence of 
his deare brother but of his native country also and to divest him of those rights 
which God, nature, all lawes both of this and all other nations, had emplanted in 
him. And tho they made use of all the cunning which malice, wicked subtilty, 
and the devill's suggestion could invent, yet did his innocency protect him. Nor 
could there be a greater testimony of his dearness to the deity than that he so 
patiently suffer'd and was at length so perfectly vindicated. For indeed he was 
reserv'd to be the stay and pillar of the whole nation, the foundation of our peace, 
and the very crowne of our glory. I confess myself unable to describe his vertues 
which, as being in their owne orb, were farr more resplendent when he ascended 
his rightful throne : where I cannot pass by that which astonished the whole 
world and exalted him above the expectation and opinion of all monarchs on the 
earth, an action by my short plumme unfathomable, an action uniting greatest 
courage and greatest moderation, and mingling with neither any notion of passion 
— his courage had no tincture of pride nor haughtiness, nor his moderation of fear 
or lowness. I meane, his so public generous and devout owning his religion and 
at the same time promising his patronage to the religion in use, preserving thus 
both his duty to his sovereigne and the peace of his people, and by both giving 
an essay and earnest of his high and magnaminous endeavours of extinguishing 
faction and sedition. And wee cannot but observe that his so admirable intention 
was immediately seconded by providence in giving him so signal and miraculous 

P 2 



victories over his sworne and mortal enimies, the one to his person, the other to 
monarchy itself, both of them sustained by numerous parties under pretence of 
religion, besides the assistance they found from deceitfull and feigned neighbours. 
Yet in a very short time we saw their armies destroyed, our feares vanished, and 
the heades themselves brought of justice to a deserved shame. I cannot pass by 
this till I have remarked another light in this great constellation of our prince 
whereby we discerne that great clemency which rules in his verie soul, in that he 
so freely, generously, and with exceptions of so verie few, bestowed his general 
pardon upon the scattered remainders of those so horrid and groundless re- 

I shall tire your patience if I should insist upon all the particular actions and 
vertues of his life. How his generosity when a subject is changed into frugality 
now a prince, as if his owne revenews were less esteemd by him than those of the 
public. How his courage in suffering is changed into compassion in his power. 
To which of his then enemies hath he shewn any resentment ? yet is revenge a 
sweet morsell to all except the most excellent. How his easie and almost unactive 
life when under another's government is changed into continual labour and 
exercises for his subjects. 

And here I shall draw the curtain, not for want of matter, but abilities in my 
selfe. And therefore I shall conclude with our humble thankes in the name of the 
College and all good subjects to that worthie person ^ who by his exemplarie 
generositie towards the nurse of his youth in bestowing upon us this durable 
representation of our prince hath occasion'd this present and joyfull assemblie.] 

[John Lloyd 2, D.D., lately principal of Jesus College and treasurer of Landaff, 
afterwards bishop of St. David, died in the principal's lodgings in Jesus College 
in Oxon, Su., 13 Febr. i68f, aged 50 or thereabouts; and was two dayes after 
buried at the upper end of Jesus College chappell neare to the grave of Sir Leolin 
Jenkyns. He was the son of Morgan Lloyd of Pentayne in Caermarthenshire ; and 
had for his armes on his hearse (and afterwards over the College gate)—' gules a 
lyon rampant regardant or, unguled and langued azure ; impaled by the see of St. 
David's viz. sable on a cross or 5 cinquefoles of the first.'— Note that the bishop of 
S. David and the bishop of Durham have the miter over the armes of their respec- 
tive sees set in and over a coronet.] 

Feb. 13, first Sunday in Lent, Dr. John Lloyd, bishop of S. David's, 
died about one in the afternoone in the principars lodgings at Jesus 
Coll. of a dropsie and was buried in the chapeP there Feb. 15 (T.) by 

the body of (Arms) ' gules lyon rampant regardant or ungled 

langued azure ' impaled with * sable on a cross or 5 5-foyles of the 
first.' The bishops of S. David and of Durham have their miters set 
in a coronet, and none else. 

1 Wood notes ' Sir Edward Hales, 
bart., father of the speaker. This is 
in contradiction to the common state- 
ment that the statue was the gift of 
William Rogers, a former member of 
the College, a Romanist (Doble's 
Hearne's Collections, II. 143), perhaps 
the same who accompanied James II in 

his visit to Oxford in Sept. 1687. 

2 note in Wood MS. ¥ 4, p. 165. 

3 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 586. 'Dr. Lloyd, bishop off St. 
David's wass buryed February the 
15th A.D. i68|': Burials Reg. of S. 

FEBRUARY, 1687. 


Feb. 15, T., the bells rang out about 8 at night for . . . wife of 
(Julius?) Glanvill in Halywell. 

Feb. 15, T., Elizabeth 1 Blake, a virgin, daughter of , died 

in the house of Richard Wood^ next to Mr. Brid's hay. (Arms) 
' azure, 3 wheatsheaves or.' 

[Elizabeth Blake ^ daughter of Peter Blake of Andover in Hampshire, gent., 
lately (or now) a rich trader or merchant in London, died in an house neare and 
within Smith* gate Oxon, T., 15 Feb. i68f, aged 20 or thereabouts; and was 
buried in the church of S. Peter in the East. (Arms :— > ' azure, 3 wheatsheaves 
or.' She had then a brother that was a gentleman commoner of Balliol College, 
named Peter, the only son of his father.] 

Feb. 17, Th., cl(ean> sh(eets>. 

Letters, dated 19 Feb., S., say that the present archbishop of S. Andrews (Arthur 
Ross) will be displaced and the bishop of Edinburg (John Patcrson) put in his 
roome and Dr. John Hamilton lately made bishop of Dunkeld will be made arch- 
bishop of Glascow. 

Feb. 22, T., (David) Evans '', bachelor fellow of Jesus Coll., buried 
in the chappell there. 

Letters dated Feb. 22, T., say that the bishop of Edinburg (John 
Paterson) is to be installed archbishop of Glascow, 24 ejusdem 
mensis (Th., S. Matthias day.) 

(Wood E 19, * catalogue 54,' is the sale-list of T. Bowman's books, 
the auction to begin at Oxford, M., 28 Feb. 168O.) 

Scholars endeavour to crowd into INIr. (Obadiah) Walker's chapel 
at Univ. Coll. ; he keeps them out ; they answer ' wee do not keep 
you out of our chapels and churches; and why should you from 
yours ? ' 

Mris. Hide, a quondam whore, now a madwoman, a convert ever 
since last October (i. e. uxor Thomas Hyde).— Juniper John (John 
Smith) an ale-keeper in Cat Street, another very lately, for which he 
hath lost some custome.— Paul Durrell's daughter in good hopes in 
St. Giles' by the favour of Stephen Hunt. 

Club every night at Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's this (month); 

January, and December going before, Mr. Walker; (John) 

Bernard of Bras. Coll.; (Nathaniel) Boys and (Thomas) Deane of 
Univ. Coll. ; Edward Hales of Univ. Coll. ; . . . Clark of Ball. : 
Edward Umberston, the chaplayn to Mr. Walker ; sometimes (John 
Massey) the dean of Ch. Ch. 

^ ' Elizabeth ' enclosed in brackets as 

2 underlined as doubtful. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 165. 

* ' Smith ' substituted for ' Tori.' 

5 'David Evins, bacheller off Arts 
off Jesus Coll., wass buryed February 
the 2 2d, i68f '; Burials Register of S. 


(Feb. 1686 <i. e. f^)) Names of Roman Catholics in Oxon, lately converted, 
Obadiah Walker, Master of Univ. Coll. 
(Nathaniel) Boys ) ^^^^^^^ ) 
(Thomas) Deane ) \ Univ. Coll. 

Edward Hales ^, gentleman commoner ) 
(John) Bernard, M.A., Bras. Coll. 
(Robert) Charnock^ of Magd. Coll. 
John Massy, deane of Ch. Ch. 

John Smith, commonly called Juniper John, of Cat Street ; — his friends 

papists, and he alwaies before suspected, 
. . . Hyde, wife of Dr. Thomas Hyde ; a whore. Died in Aug. 1687 in the 

confession of the Church of England. 
. . . Gale, daughter of Georg Gale, taylor ; a whore. 

. . . Harrys, widow of William Harrys, daughter of John Juice ^ ; — wh(ore). 
Mary Bolt. 

A mad man in Magd. parish. 

Gentlemen-commoners under Mr. (^Obadiah^ Walker that are piapists'). 

Edward Hales, went into France in Sept. 1687 with (? Nathaniel) Boys his 
tutor. (Edward Hales went beyond sea * Sept. hoc anno ; use to tell me 
half an yeare before that I 'was writing a book, and would publish 
enough for money,' that I was * a trimmer.') 

. . . Dormer, the heir of Peterley, who came about Easter 1687 (bred at St. 
Omer's) ; went away in the beginning of 1688 and was sworne a Justice 
of Bucks aetat. 18. Severall such yong popish Justices — (e. g.) Green- 
wood of Breisnorton. 
. . Scarbrich of Sharsbrick, com. Lane, who came in Oct. about the King's 
birth-day, 1687 ; bred at . . . 

. . . Cuffeild of Cuffeild, com. . . . , who came in Dec. (about the loth) 

Quaere register of Univ. Coll. for their Xtian names. 

March. — Letter dated i Mar., T., saith that Dr. (Henry) James, 
master of Qu. Coll. in Cambr. is nominated bishop of S. David's. 

Mar. 2, W., at Cudesden warren per meipsum, \od. 

Mar. 3, Th., vicechancellor ^ and several heads of houses (as many 
as would fill 3 coaches with 6 horses apeice) went to Cornbury to 
congratulat the duke of Ormond (James Butler) chancellor of the 
University, his comming there from London. 

The same day (most of it) it rained after it had held up since the 8 
of Feb. (Shrov-tuesday). 

7 Mar. (M.) or thereabout, the same day that the judges went into 
Cambridge, (Joshua) Basset, who had a mandamus for the headship 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 5 ^ name indistinctly written : possibly 

May 1686. * Prince.' 

Robert Chernock, M. A. Magd. C. * ' see ' in MS. 
26 Oct. 1686. 5 Dr. John Venn, Master of Balliol. 

FEB, — MARCH, 1687. 215 

of Sidney Coll. in Cambr. went with his attendants from his hous 
(Pembroke Hall) to the said Coll and a week or a fortnight after he 
was setled [had^ mass said publicly in the College chapel to him and 
his and turn'd out the fellowes— so Mr. (Edward) Slater.] 

News that Mr. (John) Bernard of Bras. Coll. hath a mandamus for 
a Doctorship of Canon Law ^ ; vide infra. 

[8 March', T., i68f, Convocation wherein the chancellor's letters 
were read for' Sidrach Simpson, rector of Stoke Newington in Middle- 
sex and Bac. of A. of Magd. Coll., anno 1656, to be Bach, of Div. : 
'he hath alwaies bin loyall to his majesty and predicessor.'] 

March 12, Sat., Oxford term ended and about 120 scholars matri- 
culated ; whereas one Lent terme with another used to be at least 160. 

12 Mar. (S.) 1686 (i. e. f ) inter horas 4 et 5 post meridiem I sent 
home by Harry to Dr. (John) Conant Balaeus ' de Scriptoribus ' 
which I had borrowed from the library (of Mert. Coll.) 

Passion Sunday (fifth Su. in Lent), 13 Mar., Dr. (Thomas) Ken, 
bishop of Bath and Wells, preached in his majesty's chapel at White- 
hall, where letting some passages drop not pleasing to the Roman 
Catholics, his majesty on Tuesday following had privat conference 
with him for about an hour. Some conference also a little before with 
the bishop of Winton (Peter Mew). This is Ball's coffey letter, Th., 
1 7 Mar. ; see my coffey letters, 1 7 Mar. 

Stephen Hunt of Trin. Coll. (see the next month) who went to 
London about the 14th Mar., did soone after declare there; news 
of which came to Oxford in the beginning of Easter^ weeke. He 
used afterwards to cross himself after grace. 

Mar. 15, T., convocation wherein a D.D. was created, a Frenchman 
named le Ferce or Force, quaere, a Hugonet doctor. [Proposed*^ 
perhaps, but no such name occurs in (Richard) Peers' book.] 

In the beginning of this month of March J(ohn) M(assey), dean of 
Ch. Ch., declared ; set up an Oratory ; and took a chaplain (Jesuit), 
one Mr. . . . Ward as he is called. 

[Susanna ^ wife of John Wallis, D. of D., died, Th., 17 March i68f ; buried on 
the 20 day of the same month (Sunday) in the body of St. Marie's church north- 
ward. Shee was one of the daughters and co-heires of John Glyde of North- 
Chilham in Sussex, and had on her hearse these armes, viz. ' . . on a bend . . . 

1 the passage in square brackets is * 'about 120' substituted for ' not a 
scored out, and a note added in the 100.' 

margin '/a/^^.' ' Easter day this year fell on 27 

2 see Clark's Reg. Univ. Oxon. II. i. March. 

jj added at a later date. 

3 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 1 17. ' note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 166. 



fleury (or charged with 6 fleur de luces) . . . between 3 annulets . . . ' ; impaled by 
the pretended coat of Wallis ^, viz. . . . (see) ^ 56.] 

Small pox in C. C. C. in the beginning of this month. Several! 
fellows absent themselves for feare — Dr. (John) Beale, Mr. (Thomas) 
Paris 2. 

Mr. Ralph Rawson, rector of Rowlright magna, died there about 
19th Mar. (S.) 

21 Mar., M., Dr. (John) Wallis sent Mr. (William) Deeds ^ of 
Hart Hall for the registers I have in my hands. I have but two viz. 
'Reg.* Congreg. 1446' which I surrendred the next day in the 
morning at 8 ; the other is a Matric. (book) which I keep ^ 

Mar. 24, Th., Henry Clerk, M. Dr., president of Magd. Coll., died 
at ... , Lancashire, in the house of his son-in-law Sir Richard Shuttle- 
worth and was buried at Willoughby in Warwickshire, quaere. 

[Henry Clerk 6, Dr. of Physick and preist and president of S. Marie Magd. Coll., 
died in the house of his son-in-law (Sir Richard Shuttleworth) called Gawthorpe 
hall neare to Badyham ^ in Lancashire on, T., 24 March (the last day of the yeare) 
1686, aged 64 or therabouts. Whereupon his body was carried to Willoughby in 
Warwickshire, and buried in the church there anaong his ancestors and neare to 
the body of Catherine his sometimes wife. He was the son of Thomas Clerk of 
Willoughby before mention'd, gent., by Elizabeth Watson his wife ; and had issue 
by Catherine his wife, daughter of William Adams of Welton in Northampton- 
shire, gent., one onlie daughter named . . . who was married in the 14 yeare of her 
age or there abouts to Richard Shuttleworth esq. (a gent, commoner of Trin. 
Coll.), afterwards a knight, son and heire of Sir Richard Shuttleworth of Gaw- 
thorp before mention'd. This Sir Richard Shuttleworth who was married to Dr. 
Clerk's daughter in Magd. Coll. chappell 18 Nov. 1682, died at Gawthorp of 
the small pox under age about the latter end of July 1687. — A hatchment or 
achivment hanging over the great gate leading into Magd. Coll. great quad- 
rangle : ' argent, on a bend gules 3 swans passant of the first, between 3 ogresses 
sable ; impaling, ermine, 3 cats (or cats mountains) passant azure.'] 

(Wood E 19, ' Catalogue 55,' is a sale-list of books at an auction to begin on, 
M., 14 Feb. i68f : Wood notes ' this catalogue is very false' i. e. full of errors ; 
and ' given to me by Thomas Creech, poet, fellow of Allsouls College, Su., 27 
March 1687.') 

[King James II ^ by his letters patent to the electors of Dr. Thomas White's 

^ see vol. ii. p. 508. Wood in MS. 
Bodl. 594, p. 148 has this note, as tend- 
ing to prove that Wallis was not sprung 
from gentry : ' Sir Henry Savill's 
land in Oxney was let to Henry Wallis 
of Ashford in Kent, linnen-draper : 
Henry Wallis, brother to John Wallis.' 

2 Thomas Paris, B.D. C.C.C. 15 Mar. 

^ William Deedes, adm. commoner 
of Line. Coll. 12 Mar. 167I, 'son of 

Julius Deedes gent, of Hythe, Kent ; 
born at Ashford, Kent; aetat.18': B.A. 
Line. 13 Oct. 1682 ; M.A. Hart H. 23 
June 1685, M.D. 8 July 1691. 

* the earliest of the Congregation 
Registers, lettered * A a,' 1449-1463, 
with a few entries of 1448. 

^ supra, p. 202. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 166, 

in pencil only. 
® note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 123. 

MARCH— APRIL, 1687. 


moral philosophy lecturer, dated, S., i Jan. i68f, commended to them John 
Augustin^ Barnard, M.A. and fellow of Brasn. Coll. ; by vertue of which letters he 
was elected by the electors, M., 28 March 1687.] 

28 Mar., Easter Monday, John Aug(ustine> Bernard admitted 
Moral (Philosophy) Reader — vide Catalogue ; vide supra. 

Mar. 30, W., Thomas Allen of St. Peter's the East being troubled 
in mind, drown'd himself in Ch. Ch. walkes in the morning ; brother 
to Catherine Allen, Br(ome) Whorwood's concubine. 

Mar. 30, W., Mr. (Nathaniel) Freind of Westerleigh in towne, and 
Mr. Joshua Rabaton his scholar with him, 5^. 

April. — Apr. i, F., . . . , widdow of John Whitehall, daughter of 
Humphrey Bodicot and sister to John Cross his wife, was buried in 
St. Marie's church. 

Apr. 3, Low-Sunday, (William) Bedford^ of Ch. Ch. repeated. 

Eodem die, I heard that the bishop of Durham (Nathaniel Crew) 
had declared ^ himself a Roman Catholic. 

Apr. 4, M., his majesty's declaration for liberty of conscience was 
dated; and published, Apr. 6, W. Wee had it at Oxford Apr. 8, F.^ 

[6 Apr.^ W., Thomas Benet, Coll. Univ., and John Harris, Coll. 
Exet., (took their place as) proctors.] 

Apr. 8, F., Stephen Hunt return'd from London, after he had 
declared there (as 'tis thought), or gave good hopes. 

Apr. 9 day, S., (Anthony) Farmour*^, demie of Magd. Coll., 
brought a mandamus from the king to be president, the fellowes 
rejected it. Was there ever such a ridiculous thing knowne that a 
mandamus for such a person should come from the King ? Sure if 
the King had a right understanding of things and men, he would not 
have commended such a person. Nor also Leopold Finch to the 
wardenship of Alls., not that he is altogeather a debauchee, but too 
yong, being regent or regent ad placitiwi. 

Apr. xi, M., at night, a fire ^ in the earl of Bridgewater's house in 
the Barbican London. Lord Brackley his eldest son of 13 yeares of 
age burnt, another son of 10, and others. So Mris Day's letter, 
Apr. 12, T. 

In the beginning of this month was published The 5 part of Church 

' the name * Augustine ' does not 
occur in the earlier notices about him : 
was it assumed on his admission to the 
Romanist Church ? 

2 William Bedford M.A. Ch. Ch. 3 
Nov. 1 68 1. ^ Luttrell i. 399. 

* see Evelyn's Diary under date 10 

Apr. 1686 ; Luttrell i. 399. 

5 MS. Bodl. 594, p. 117. 

6 Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and James 
II' p. 12, 14. 

^ the innuendo is that Farmer was 
* altogeather a debauchee.' 
^ Luttrell i. 399. 


Gover?tmenf, printed in Univ. Coll. (vide in Abraham Woodhead (in 
A/k.}); answered QQ 31. The zealous Church of England men in 
the University seing that Mr. (Obadiah) Walker would cut their 
throats at home, were resolved to answer whatsoever he published. 
Vide ' Catalogue of printed books.' 

In the beginning of this month came up at Oxon ' a health to the 
Church dowager', i. e. distressed or viduated Church of England ; and 
I 'drank it at the Mermaid Tavern Oxon from Dr."' (William) Gold of 
W^adham Coll. 1 5 Apr. (F.) at the Mermaid Tavern. 

Apr. 15, Friday, John Hough, B.D. and fellow of Magd. Coll., 
chaplain to James (Butler) duke of Ormond, was chose president of 
Magd. Coll. by the fellowes. 

[Nicholas Level 2, Mr. of Arts and somtimes of Balliol College, afterwards 
minister of West Bourne in Sussex, son of William Levet of Petworth in the said 
county, gent., died at his house in Halywell in the north suburb of Oxon on Sunday 
17 Apr. 1687, aged 64. He was buried the next day in the chancell of Beckley 
com. Oxon., neare to the grave of . . . Izod, father to his wife. Armes on his 
hearse were ' argent cross crossletty and a lyon rampant sable ; impaling, argent on 
a bend gules a plate in the upper part [by the name of Izod or Shillingford of 
Beckley] i quartering, argent six leopards faces, 3, 2, and i vert [boren by the 
name of Izod also].'— The issue that he had by his wife Dorothy ^ the daughter of 
Izod before-mentioned are :— (i) Nicholas Levet, a merchant of Spanish commo- 
dities in London ; (2) John Levet, M.A. of Ball. Coll. ; 3, ... the wife somtimes 
of Henry Pierrepont, esq. (whome she inveighled or seduced to be her husband 
while he was a raw student in S. Edmund's hall) son of Georg Pierrepont of Old 
Coates in com. Derby, esq., next pretender* to the title of earl of Kingston-upon- 
Hull.— His widdow Dorothy before mention'd died in Halywell about the begin- 
ning of Aug. 1694, and was buried by her husband.] 

Letter dated 21 Apr., Th., saith that the duke of Bucks (George 
Villiers) is dead in the North. He died in Yorkshire on Saturday 

16 Apr.; buried at Westminster. Many frivolous things extant 

* Bays', a comedy. 

A letter received at Magd. Coll. 22 Apr., F., from the secretary of 
state ((Robert Spencer, earl of) Sunderland) to know wh(ether) 
they elected Hough before the King's mandamus came and the 
reasons that they did not obey the mandamus. 

(Wood B 35 no. 33 is 'The World's wonder, that is to say, a 
living Busiee that was brought from the Great Mogul's country,' 

1 The'Dr' is professional not aca- 
demic : William Gould was not lie. 
M.D. till 2 July 1687. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 167. 

^ ' Dorothy ' in pencil ; and in pencil 
in the margin ' Dorothy Izod alias 


* this is incorrect, the title went down 
through the sons of William, brother 
of this George. Burke's Extinct Peer- 
age represents this Etenry as dying un- 

APRIL — MAY, 1687. 


which, Wood notes, was ' to be seen at the Flower de Luce in Oxon, 
April 1687/) 

May. — May i, Su., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

May 2, M., James (Bertie) earl of Abendon chose High Steward 
of the city of Oxon. 

6 May, Friday, Mr. John Augustine Bernard, of Bras. C, the new 
Moral Philosophy Reader, made his inauguration speech. Therein 
he spake much of abuses done in the Universitie of Oxford in the latter 
end of King Henry VIII and in all the raigne of King Edward VI, all 
taken from Hist, et Antiq. Univ. Oxon., and in conclusion defended 
himself from changing his religion. A numerous auditory; and 
about 5 or 6 hist ^ at the conclusion, supposing the rest would follow 
(but did not). He knows of no complaint made to the vice-chan- 
cellor of what he said, tho' the news letter saith there was complaint. 
News^ letter dated May 12, Th., saith thus: — 'From Oxon they 
write that Mr. Bernard, Reader of Moral Philosophy, reading the first 
time for his place, took occasion to meddle with King Henry VIII 
and Edward VI and to defend himself for changing his religion; 
whereupon complaint hath been made to the vice-chancellor of his 
not reading according to statute.' (He) shew'd his speech to Mr. 
(Obadiah) Walker before he spoke it ; had been reading my book in 
the story of King Edward VI ; turn'd, because poore and to pay his 

May xi, W., chimney swept, ^d. 

May II, 12, Wedn., Thursd., verie windie^ and tempestious; 
Kidney hall burnt. May 12 at 10 in the morning — see News letters. 

... Dada the pope's nuntio in England, was consecrated titular 
archbishop of Amasia in Persia in St. James chapel Westminster; 
mightily throng'd, (Nathaniel) Crew bishop of Durham, bishop of 
Chester ((Thomas) Cartwright) and (John) Massy deane of Ch. Ch. 
there out of curiositie. Vide letters. I have Dada's Xtian name 
elswhere ; vide Gazet, vide Index. 

[1687 ^ May 16, Whitmnnday, between 4 and 5 in the morning was borne 
Francisca Maria Hacket daughter of William Hacket ; baptized the same day at 6 

^ i. e. hissed. 

^ this portion of the note is on a slip 
written on the back of a fragment of 
collections for the Ath. — ' John May- 
nard, doth not occur matric. ; Bac. of 
Arts of Qu. Coll. (a compounder), 3 
Jan. 1619 (i. e. 1^) ; M.A. of Magd. 
hall (a compounder) June 22, 1622 ; 

minister of Mayfield in Sussex; an 
eminent and judicious divine ; a puritan ; 
closed with the times ; one of the as- 
sembly of Divines, 1643.' 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 12 
May 1687 ; Luttrell i. 403. 

* Ferdinand, count d' Ada. 

5 note in MS. Phillipps 7018, 


at night; (sponsors)— . . . Porter B.D.^ of Trin. Coll.; . . . Sacheverell, wife of 
. . . Sacheverall of . . . esq., and Mary Wood the grandmother I] 

[Edward Eaton % a gentleman-student of Lincoln's Inne, onlie son and heire of 
Byrom Eaton, D.D. and principal of Glocester hall (the son of Samuel Eaton som- 
times rector of Grapenhall in Cheshire) died in the chamber of his friend named 
. . . Lisle esq. in one of the Temples, aged 21, and odd months, on Tuesday night 
17 May 1687. Whereupon his body was buried soon after (for he died of the small 
pox) in the round walk at the lower end of the Temple church, London. 
(Arms :— ) ' quarterly argent and sable a cross fleury counterchanged, a mullet in 
the first quarter sable.'] 

May 17, T., at night about xi, ... Yates, a cornet, was kil'd in 
New Parks by leivtenant Scot, about talking of a mag pie— Scot fled. 

May 18, W., about i in the morning, breakers of windows. 

[Richard Martin*, gentleman-commoner of Ch. Ch., eldest son of Michael 
Martin late of Einsham com. Oxon, an attorney, died of the small pox in the house 
of . . . Rawlins a barber, situat and being in S. Aldate's parish, Oxon, 27 May 
1687, aged .... Whereupon his body was buried in Einsham Church by his 
ancestors. His surname was changed to that of Knight, as being adopted by . . . 
Knight of Wilts, esq., who left him and his heires a fair estate. This yong gent. 
Richard Martin alias Knight was not married. (Arms :— ) ' azure, a chevron or 
between 3 martlets argent.'] 

May 29, Su., King's (Charles 11) day, Mr. (Richard) Greaves^ of 
Ball. Coll. preached. 

May 30, M., clergy of the diocese of Oxon met at St. Marie's to 
subscribe to the address ^ to be presented to his majesty. All refused 
it except (William) Morehead of Bucknell, formerly of New Coll. 
The reason because the bishop ((Samuel) Parker) sent it of his owne 
head without advice of the metropolitan or acquainting the clergy 
before hand with it. Vide Oxford pamphlets \ 

The same day a reply ^ to Mr. (Abraham) Woodhead's book con- 
cerning the Eucharist, printed at Oxon, was published. 

1 ' B.D.' or ' D.D.,' the first letter 
being indistinct, but in either case 
probably in error ; William Porter, 
M.A. Trin. 16 Nov. 1669, is apparently 
the person meant. 

2 i. e. the widow of Anthony's 
brother Robert, mother of the child's 

3 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 166. 
* note in MS. Wood F4, p. 167. 

5 Richard Greaves, B.D. Ball. 2 Dec. 

® to thank him for his Declaration 
about liberty of Conscience (see Evelyn's 
Diary under date 16 June 168/) : the 
bishop of Chester and clergy of his 

diocese did so, Luttrell i, 405 ; the 
bishop of Lincoln and his clergy, ibid, 
i. 408 ; of Lichfield, ibid. i. 408. 

one of the pamphlets alluded to is 
now Wood 515 (34) 'A reply to the 
reasons of the Oxford clergy against 
addressing,' Lond. 1687; in which 
Wood notes that * the reasons of 
Oxford clergy and answer to them were 
not at all published, but what are 
in this pamphlet.' 

^ 'A reply to two discourses lately 
printed at Oxford concerning the adora- 
tion of our blessed Saviour in the 
eucharist,' Oxford 1687 ; attributed to 
Henry Aldrich. 

MAY —JUNE, 1687. 


May 30 Munday, Magd. Coll. men received a summons to appeare 
before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on Munday following (6 

May ult., T., Mr. (Obadiah) Walker published two discourses of 
Abraham Wodhead. 

In this month was to be seen at the Fleur de luce a brasen head 
that would speake and answer. 

The vice-chancellor^ of Cambridge suspended this month ^ (see 
Letters, vide Pamphlets ^ for not admitting father Francis M.A. 
This father (Alban) Francis is chaplain to (Joshua) Baset, head of 
Sydney College in Cambridge. His religious name is Placidus and 
by Order a Benedictine : see ' Trialls.' 

June.— [2 June^ W., 1687, William Wansley (made by (Richard) 
Peers ^ Owseley) B.A. of Alls. Coll. was dispensed to be Mr. of A.] 

June 12, Su., (Giles) Needham^ commoner of Line, died of the 
small pox ' ; buried in All hallows Church. 

June 18, 19, 20 (S., Su., M.) at Weston; Mr. Sheldon promised 
my money. 

A little before midsommer, . . . Wright, son of alderman William 
Wright, was chosen deputy-recorder of Oxford in the place of Sir 
Georg Pudsey. 

June 22, W., Convocation, wherein John Hough ^ B.D., president 
of Magd. Coll., was presented D.D. 

June 23, Th., another Convocation whereby the Act was put off, 
by vertue of the Chancellor's letters which say that ' forasmuch as 

1 ' Two discourses, the first concern- ' Giles Nedham, adm. commoner of 
ino- the spirit of Martin Luther and the Line. Coll. 10 Feb. i68f; 'son of 
ortgin of the reformation ; the second Edward Nedham, gent., of Ilston com. 
concerning the celibacy of the clergy,' Leic. ; born at Ilston in Carleton parish, 
Oxford 1687, 4to. CO. Leic; aetat. 18.' S. Michaels 

2 John Balderston, D.D. master of Bur. Register has ' Mr. George Neadum 
Emmanuel College. wass buryed June the 1 2th comonor of 

3 Luttrell i. 394, 400, 402, 403. Linckhorn, in the Colledg Chancell 

* Wood 421 (II) is 'The Cambridge 1687,' i.e. in the chancel proper of 

Case: proceedings against the vice- S. Michael's church, called the College 

chancellor and delegates of the Uni- chancel' because Lincoln College was 

versity ' Lond. 1689 ; bought at Oxford rector of the church, 

by Wood in the beginning of Feb. ' ' aged 20 or thereabouts ; buried 

i68f for6^/. without escocheons'; Wood Mb. t 4, 

5 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. ii7- P- , , . ^ 

6 i. e. Peers, the bedell who kept the ' ' domestick chaplain to James 
register, wrote (rightly apparently) the (Butler) duke of Ormond : MS. Bodl. 
name as ' Owseley.' William Owsley, 594, p. 117. 

B.A. Alls. 16 March i68f, M.A. 17 'because there are not a sufficient 

June 1687. number ofproceedersin each faculty this 



there are few or no proceeders' etc. — wheras then there were five 
Doctors in each faculty and more to go out before the Act. Cam- 
bridge have no Commencement and wee think it not fit as the times 
now stand to have none \ 

June 23, Th., Act put off 1, because, as 'tis conceived, that the 

officers of the Act, Terrae filu, and others, may reflect upon the 
papists and proceedings in the nation and so bring the University 

into danger. 2, upon supposall of the great resort of preists and 

Jesuits to the University who will be picking holes in the Divinity 

disputations. 3, that the proceeders in Divinity cannot have liberty 

to take their questions against popery 2. 4, that they think it not 

fit to be merry and cheerfull in these times when the Church of 
England is endeavoured to be over-clouded. 

[George Reynell ^, a Hampshire man borne, Dr. of Divinity and senior fellow 
of C. C. Coll. Oxon and grandson to Sir Georg Reynell of West-Ogwell in Devon- 
shire (marshall of the King's-Bench temp. Jac. I), died on Sunday 26 June 1687, 
aged 50 or thereabouts, and was buried on Tuesday following in the outer chapel 
of the said College under the north wall. (Arms: — > 'argent, murelly and a 
cheif indented sable.'] 

June 29, W., cl(ean) she(ets). 

(For the proceedings in the case of Magdalen College this month 
and afterwards, see the end of the year.) 

July. — July 3, Su., (Ferdinand) Dada (vide Gazet 1687 num. 
2257), archbishop of Amasia, made his public entrie at Windsore, not 
at London, because more chargeable *, and avoid affronts and abuses. 
A poore appearance, not above 20 coaches : the gentry in the neigh- 
bourhood did not appear. 

[John Symmes^ of Barwyck in Somersetshire, esq., lately a gentleman- 
commoner of Exeter College, died of the small pox at Astrop-wells neare to 
Aynoh in Northamptonshire, W., 6 July 1687, aged 21 or thereabouts. Where- 
upon his body being wrapped up in seer-cloth, was buried in Exeter College 
chapel between 10 and 11 at night on, S., 9 day of the same month. (Arms :— ) 
' azure, 3 escallops in pale or ' ; 'a hind's head coop'd or ' for the crest.] 

July 6, W., early in the morning news brought that . . . James, 

yeare to appeare in the publick solem- 
nity of the Act ' : MS. B dl. 594 p. 1 1 7. 

^ the double negative is in Wood's 

^ for the frequency with which such 
themes appeared in the Doctors' theses 
in inception, and the aggressive form 

in which they were propounded, see the 
(earlier) examples in Clark's Reg. Univ. 
Oxon. II. i. 204 sqq. 

3 note in MS. Wood F4, p. 168. 

* here followed ' Mr. (Arthur) Char- 
let there ' ; scored out. 

5 note in Wood MS. F 4 p. 168. 

JUNE — AUGUST, 1687. 323 

KM}, fellow of Alls. Coll., had a bastard borne of . . . Harris in 
S. Peter Bailie. 

July 7, Th., Assize began, where in the beginning Obadiah Walker, 
clerk, and John Massey, deane of Ch. Ch., were nominated justices of 
the peace. 

July 8 or thereabouts, Edward Feteplace of Ch. Ch. died at 
Fernham near to Faringdon Berks. 

[Edward Fetiplace, Mr. of Arts and Bach, of Physick, senior student of Christ 
Church, a yonger son of Thomas Fetiplace of Fernham neare to Farmgdon m 
Berks, died at Fernham, F., 8 July 1687, about 4 of the clock in the afternoone, 
aged 68, or thereabouts, coelebs. Whereupon his body was buried at Longcot 
in the church there, among the graves of his fathers, which is the parish church 
belonging to Fernham (quaere). (Arms :-> ' gules 2 chevronels argent. ] 

July 12, T., pol. 

July 21, Th., cl<ean) sh<eets>. 

July 29, Friday, the society of Magd. Coll. appeared before the 
Ecclesiastical Commissioners; vide (at end of this year). Anthony 
Farmer reprimanded ^ by the Lord Chancellor and declared to have 
no right to the presidentship. 

July 30 ^ S., . . . Spencer, natural daughter of Sir Thomas Spencer 
by Christian Hyde his wife% was stole away or seized on in her 
journey from London into the country by . . . Mordant^ of Ch. Ch. 

August.-Aug. 4, Th., St. Marie s bell rang out for Sir Richard 
Shuttleworth (see ^ 32, 58), knight, of Lanes., who married the onHe 
daughter and heire of Dr. (Henry) Clerk lately president of Magd. 
Coll. Dr. (John) Meir's wife (principal of Brasn. Coll.) is his aunt. 
He died of the small pox under age ; left behind him two sens. 

Aug. 7, Sunday, in the afternoon, at a catechising in Mr. (Obadiah) 
Walkers chapel, a gentleman-commoner of Ch. Ch. laughed and 
girn'd and shew'd a great deal of scorne. Deane (John) Massey, a 
Justice of Peace, commanded to the soldiers there present to seize on 
him. They did so, had him to the Cross Inne ; but soon freed thence 
by Protestant officers. 

In the second week of this month setled in the house of Mris 
Hyde widdow (sometimes the scruple office) in the parish of S. Peter 
the East, Sir (John) Thompson, a presbyterian knight ^ who enter- 

1 Gilbert William Jeames, B.A, Alls. * but see vol. ii. p. 41- . 

9 May 1683, B.C.L. 10 March i68f ; ^ ? Osmond Mordaunt, matric. Dec. 

see supra, p. 207. 1686. _ 

2 see Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and baronet ' more correctly : see w/ra 
James II ' p. 79. under date 27 Jan. i68|. 

" substituted for * 28 or therabouts.' 



taines father Thomas Gilbert an old Independent to conventicle ^ it to 
the presbyterians in Oxford. So this is the first presbyterian meeting 
in Oxon, wheras Mr. (Obadiah) Walker was up with his popish 
chapel an yeare before (besides private ones) and deane (John) 
Massy had a chappell (but not then used, quaere). Note that 
wheras before the Presbyterians and Independents had meetings 
several mornings in the weeke to preach against popery, called the 
Morning Exercise, wherin they bitterly inveighed against popery and 
the pope, now they are silent as to these matters to please the King 
who hath granted them a toleration. 

Aug. 12, F., privie scale passed for the bishop of Oxford (Samuel 
Parker) to be president of Magd. Coll. 

i6 Aug., Tuesd., Dr. (Gilbert) Ironside^ took place of vice- 
chancellor. While Dr. (John) Fell lived and ruled, he would never 
suffer him to beare that office because a thwarter of him in severall 
public matters relating to the University and was not at all pliable to 
his humour. Dr. John Wilkins his memory was much admired by 
Ironside and more undervalued by the other, who took Ironside to be 
alwaies a prating and proud coxcomb, as indeed he is. Forward, 
saucy, domineering, impudent, lascivious. 

The 17 Aug., Wedn., I went to London ^ the 22 Sept., Th., I 

[Th., 25 Aug.* 1687, Convocation: delegates appointed to make preparation 
for the king's comming. — After dissolving the Convocation the said delegates p^et 
in the Apoditery or vestry of Convocation, and appointed several Masters their 
share of streets to be paved and cleansed ; Drs. and Masters then appointed to meet 
the king, and orders appointed for them what to be done — to meet the king ^ about 
the furthest part of St Giles' fields upon Woodstock road — all to alight, the vice- 
chancellor to make a speech to the king on his knees, all kneel while the speech is 
spoken — a Bible in folio richly bound, with gloves, to be given to the king; a 
banquet to be prepared for the king at the charg of the University upon Munday 
morning in the public library. — The delegates then made orders ^ for the heads of 
houses to deliver with great charg to their companies.] 

1 'conventicle it' substituted for 
' preach.' 

^ warden of Wadham. 

^ excerpts by Wood from registers in 
the Wills Office, London, made by him 
in Aug. 1687 are found in Wood MS. B 
13, pp. 105-191. 

* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 118. 

= Wood 276 A no. CCCLXXIX is the 
printed list, dated 26 Aug. 1687, of 
Drs. and Mrs. appointed to meet the 

king: Wood notes: — 'Mr, (Henry) 
Broughton of S. Alban Hall, put in for 
a voluntier.' 

6 Wood 276 A no. CCCXXVn is the 
printed paper of ' Advertisements from 
the Delegates of Convocation for his 
majestie's reception ' : Wood notes : — 
' This paper was stuck up in all refec- 
tories in the University about a week 
before the king came to Oxon.' 

AUG. — SEPT. 1687. 

[George Dolgerno ^, a schoolmaster, died in his house in Magd. parish in the 
north suburbe of Oxon, Su., 28 Aug. 1687 ; and was buried in Magd. parish church. 
(Arms : — > ' gules, 3 otter's heads, erased argent.' He was borne at Old Aberdeen 
in Scotland ; educated in the University there. He married . . . Johnston, borne 
in Scotland, by whome he had a son (named George, a chirurgion, living now, 
1687, at Paris in France) and several daughters.] 

September. — Dr. Henry Moore ^ of Cambridge said to be dead, 
vide News letter, beginning of Sept. Vide letters dated Sept. 6, T. 
See in Thomas Vaughan, 1665, (in the Ath.) 

Sept. 3, S., the King's comming here ^, vide alibi *. 

Sept. 12, M., a Convocation ; see letters Sept. 15, Th. ; a citation^ 
for the dean and canons of Ch. Ch., vide ibidem. 

Sept. 16, F., the earl of Abendon (James Bertie), high steward of 
the city, made his entry at East Gate, to be received by the citizens 
with solemnity. 

The first half of September very wet. 

Sept. 22, Th., Oxford and Oxfordshire feast, Mr. (Thomas) 
Vilet ^ of S. John s College, preached. 

Sept. 24, Sat., about 7 in the morning the bell rang out for one 
. . . Castillion a fellow of New Coll. 

Sept. 26, 27, (M., T.) William Rogers at the King's Head; I with 

Sept. 27, T., at the new tavern, called the King's Head, by North 
Gate, with Dr. (Robert) Plot, ^d. It was set up about a fortnight 

Sept. 29, Th., Dr. (John) Conant married to . . . Street, widdow, 
of Kidlyngton : see ' Oxfordshire ^ Monuments ' in Kidlington. 

[Woodhull Street ^ of Kidlington, died 30 Mar. 1686, aged 35 yeares or there- 
abouts. He married . . . daughter of John West of Hampton Poyl, gent. ; but 
had no issue by her ; yet left his estate to her. He was buried by his father : 
(arms) ' gules, 3 Catherine wheels argent ' impaling ' ermine a bend indented 
sable.' His widdow took to her second husband John Conant, Ll.Dr., fellow 
of Mert. Coll. Oxon, 29 Sept. 1687, eldest son of John Conant, D.D. of North- 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 169. ^ before the Ecclesiastical Commis- 
Wood 276 A. no. XXI is George Dal- sioners: see infra, 20 Oct. 
garno's 'Grammatical Observations.' ^ Thomas Vilett, M.A. S. Jo. 11 May 

2 Henry More, * the Cambridge Pla- 1685. 
tonist; died i Sept. 1687. ^ Thomas Castillion, M.A. New C. 

2 to coerce Magdalen College in the 29 Apr, 1685. 
election of their president. ' i. e. Wood MS. E i, which supplies 

* i.e. in Wood MS. D 19 (3), see the paragraph which follows. 
infra, p. 226. ® note from Wood MS. E i, p. 97. 




\The reception'^ of his majesty King James II at OxoUy Sept. 1687 
(in my absence 

Aug. 26, Friday, a convocation was celebrated by the Academians 
to order matters for the reception of his majesty — wherein were 
appointed delegates to order things ^ — About the same time the 
mayor and his brethren with the common counsill had several consults 
among them how to receive him. — In order to it, they (the city and 
Academians) caused all the high way from New coll. buts * to Carfax 
and so downe to Ch. Church gate, to be laid thick with gravell that 
noe horses or coaches could be heard tread or goe, but abundance of 
raine that fell (the next day ^ after the king came in) turned it all to 
dirt, and the citizens were forced to hire people to shovel it up ^ in 
North Gate street. All the railes and posts before the houses in S. 
Giles and Magd. parish on the west side of the street were taken 
away, and the ditches that divided their land laying before some of 
their dores were filled up, and the way made smooth, thinking that the 
king and his retinew would goe that way, but they did not, only on 
the common way in the middle of the street. They caused also the 
outside of North Gate (or the place called Bocardo) and the inside of 
it to be new whited, and the forefront and inside (next North Gate 
street) of the arches of the several gates to be trimmed up with bowes 
and green leaves tied to a semi-hoop. The city armes without the 
gate to be new painted, and the king s armes within (next to North 
Gate (street)) to (be) new painted or furbish'd. 

Sept. 3, Saturday, at the ringing of the bell at S. Marie's, about 3 
of the clock in the afternoon ^ 23 doctors in scarlet, both the proctors 
in their formalities, and 19 « masters of arts in proctors' gownes^ and 

^ this narrative is from Wood MS. D 
19 (3), fol. 81 {olim fol. 84). 

2 Wood at the time was in London 
at work in the Wills Office, etc. His 
account of it he collected from friends, 
no doubt immediately on his return ; 
cp. vol. ii. p. 156. 

3 Wood notes : — ' see the printed 

* substituted for * St. Giles' church.* 
For New College archery-butts, out the 
Woodstock road, see vol. i. p. 493. 

5 i.e. that fell early 011 Sunday morn- 
ing 4 Sept., the king entering Oxford on 
3 Sept. 

<5 here followed, scored out:— 'and 
carry it away in carts.' 

'' Wood notes in the margin : — * vide 

8 Wood changed ' 19 ' to * 20 ' and 
then scored out ' 20.' The doubt as to 
the number was perhaps caused by the 
presence of a volunteer processionist, 
Wood noting:—' Mr. (Harvey) Brough- 
ton, of S. Alban Hall, rode voluntarily 
and at his owne charge.' The others 
were deputed by, and their expenses 
paid by, the University. 

» the use of the proctor's gown (and 
hood) by ordinary M.A.'s on these oc- 
casions of Academic ceremonials, is a 
relic of its original use by all Masters 
on certain occasions of great ceremony, 
as e.g. at inception. It stood in the 

AUG, ^ SEPT. 1687. 

formalities, — all' with their foot cloaths and lackyes— repaired to 
Wadham College the warden of which. Dr. Ironside, was then vice- 
chancellor. There also ^ repaird the squire beedles with their golden 
chaines about their necks, but Mr. (Richard) Piers, the superior 
bedell of arts, being fat and weildy, could not ride or walk as the 
others could, whereupon he, with leave from the vice-chancellor, 
deputed Christopher White the Universitie chymist to ride and walke 
for him, which he did : these had foot cloaths, and each of them a 
lacky or servant ^. Having received notice by a messinger which they 
sent on purpose to watch the king's motions from Wodstock, they all 
got on horsback at Wadham College and rode in comly order * by 
two and two (the beadles being next before the vice-chancellor), by 
BalHol College and so thro Magd. (parish) and S. Giles's parish— - 
the bedles first, vice-chancellor with Leopold Finch (warden of 
Allsouls, the Doctors after, and at length the Masters. When they 
came as farr as the horseway leading to Aristotle's well and Port 
Mead they made a stop in expectation of his majesty. Afterwards 
went a little forward. — About the time that the University bell rung, 
that at Carfax did, to summon all townsmen, who were engaged to 
receive the king, to the Gild hall ; where being all met, and notice 
given that the Academians were gone, they all marched thence into 
St. Giles' fields in this order ^: — i, all the constables of every parish, 
within and without the walls, with their staves, on foot. 2, the 
companies oi^ mercers, glovers, taylors, and shoemakers. These 

same relation to the ordinary M.A. 
gown as the Doctor of Divinity's 
* dress ' gown, used at the Encaenia, 
etc., does to the ' undress ' gown of 
black stuff which he wears on ordinary 
occasions. Whether the M.A. ever had 
any gown corresponding to the inter- 
mediate Doctor's * Convocation habit,' 
I cannot say. A later survival of the 
use of the proctor's gown by M.A.'s 
was that by the senior of the two fellows 
of New College who went down to 
Winchester to conduct the examination 
for scholarships : this continued till 

^ i.e. both Drs. and Mrs. 
^ Wood notes: — 'see the printed 

^ Wood noted here : — * There was 
also the vergerer and yeomen bedells, 
quaere ' ; but scored it out, when he 


found their place elsewhere in the cere- 
mony (p. 228, infra). 

* Wood notes : — ' When they went 
out (i.e. to meet the king, the order of 
procession being changed when they 
returned) the seniors went first, viz. 
vice-chancellor (with the bedells before 
him) and Leopold Finch — a nobleman, 
warden of Allsouls — in a proctor's 
gown, on his left hand.' 

^ Wood notes in the margin : — * see 
the entertainment 1663'; i.e. vol. i. 
P- 493- 

^ the actual text of the MS. has been 
changed here according to Wood's 
directions in marginal and interlinear 
notes. He had written : — * 2, the com- 
panies of glovers, cordwainers, taylours, 
[weevers (who were but a few and there- 
fore joyned with the . . .)], and mercers 
(who were few also, because that many 




companies went on foot, at the end of each company was the master 
therof with his gowne on. Each company went apart by themselves, 
and had a flagg or ensigne containing the armes of the companie or 
corporation painted on them. The taylours, who were most numer- 
ous, had two flaggs, one containing their armes, the other .... (3), 
After these marched on horsback those of the common counsill with 
their budge gownes and best cloaths, the juniors first, and all without 
lackyes or footclothes. (4), After them the two baylives and 13 ' (or 
the mayor's associats) in scarlet gowns, all by twos, each with a foot- 
man and footcloth. (5), Then the city Serjeants, townclark (Thomas 
Baker), recorder (Sir George Pudsey), mace-bearer, and mayor, all 
which went as farr as New College But<t>s and there made an halt. 
—At the same time all the Drs. and Mrs. that did not ride, with all 
degrees of the University, met at the Schooles, and when the citizens 
were passed out of towne they marched two by two from the Schooles, 
with the vergerer and yeomen bedles before them, up the street to 
Carfax; the Drs. and Mrs. down to Ch. Ch. gate; the Bachelors and 
undergraduates towards North gate, where the pro-proctors placed 
them. The Doctors stood at Ch. Ch. gate ; the Masters so farr as 
they could reach towards Carfax on the east side of the way ; the 
soldiers on the west side. The undergraduates and some Bachelors 
stood in North Gate street, but disorderly ^ 

In St. Giles's and Magd. parish ^ North Gate Streets and Fish 
Street ^ most of the dores and windows were dressed up with green 
boughs. Several of the windows, or such that had balconies, were 
adorned with hangings or tapestrie. The conduit was adorned with 
green boughs, and had a boghead or vessell of clarret in it, to make it 
run while the king was passing by. A place over Penniless bench 

of them, being of the house (i.e. the 
town - council), rode on horsback).' 
Then he scored out the words in square 
brackets. Then he found out that what 
he had written down was the reverse of 
the order in which they marched from 
Gild hall to meet the king (the order 
was changed coming back), and added 
these notes : — {a) ' this, I think, is quite 
contrary ; only, the constables first.' 
{b) ' there was a consult in the counsel 
house that they (these city companies) 
should goe according to antiquity. 
When they went out the junior cor- 
p(oration), i.e. mercers, went out first.' 

(c) ' the mercers, i ; glovers, 2 ; taylors, 
3; shoemakers, 4.' He added also 
'with some weevers, quaere'; but 
scored it out. 

1 i.e.' The Thirteen,' otherwise called 
' the mayor s associates ' : the number 
was made up of the mayor, four alder- 
men, eight ' assistants.' 

2 i.e. the Bachelors not separated 
from the Undergraduates, as the M.A.'s 
were separated from the D.D.'s. 

3 i.e. in the streets now called S. 
Giles' Street and Magdalen Street. 

* now Cornmarket Street. 
6 now S. Aldate's Street. 



(was) erected for the wind musick to play. There was no market 
kept on the said Saturday, but the day before. 

At five of the clock in the evening, the king approached Oxon, and 
comming neare to the Academians, the vice-chancellor, Drs., proctors, 
and Mrs., who for some time waited his comming, alighted from their 
horses; and the vice-chancellor and all drawing up to him, they 
kneeled downe, and the vice-chancellor spake ^ a short Latine speech ; 
and then delivered up the bedles' staves which were returnd. Which 
being finished, the king and company (the lord Dartmouth ((George) 
Legg) on the right hand, and . . ?) made a pause ^ till the vice- 
chancellor and rest got on horsback,but Ch(ristopher) Wase,the sup. 
bedell of Law, being a meer scholar*, and troubled with shaking 
hands, could not get on horsback, but was helped up, and when he 
was, he could not hold his staff upright, but cross ways, because he 
would hold the bridle, which caused laughter in some, and anger in 
others. — After they had rid a little way, they came to the place where 
the mayor and citizens stood ; whereupon the Academians, especially 
the Mrs. and many of the Drs. drew aside on the left hand to make 
way for the king to come to the citizens. When the king was come 
neare, the macebearer, townclerk, recorder, mayor, and aldermen 
drew up to him on foot ; and falling on their knees, the recorder (Sir 
George Pudsey) spoke a speech on his knees ^ (afterwards printed) ^ 
which tho' accounted by some too long, yet the king gave him thanks 
and put of his hat. Afterwards the macebearer put the mace into the 
mayor s hands, and he kneeling, offered it to the king who touching 
it, bid him take it again, which he did, and thereupon gave him a rich 
purse of gold (guynnies), more then 200//. or more, which the king 
took, and afterwards gave it to the lord Dartmouth sitting on horse- 
back on his right hand. These things being done, the king made 

^ Wood modifies this statement by 
an interlinear note : — ' the vice-chan- 
cellor beginning to speak, the king bid 
him stand and speak.' Wood adds 
also : — ' before he spake the king put 
off his hat, and also after he had done.' 
In MS. Bodl. 594, p. 118 Wood is still 
clearer : — ' The vice-chancellor then 
offerd to kneel, but was commanded 
by the king to speak standing, which 
he did. Which ended, the vice-chan- 
cellor offerd the 3 esquire bedells' 
staves to the king and (he) returnd 

2 i.e. Wood did not know who it 
was who escorted the king on the left 

^ 'made a pause' substituted for 
'stood still.' 

* some short words which followed 
here are blotted out : I am afraid they 
were ' and a sot.' 

^ Wood notes : — ' the king bid him 
stand up.' 

^ Wood's copy is Wood 423 (62) : 
'The speech of Sir George Pudsey to 
the king, 3 Sept. 1687,' Oxford 1687: 
another copy is Wood 657 (45). 


another pause till the said mayor \ aldermen, etc., got on horsback. — 
Afterwards the citizens returning quite ^ contrary to the order when 
they went out (the recorder ^ mixt among the aldermen), the Mrs. fell 
in their places, tw^o by two, following just after the aldermen ; then 
the proctors, Drs. ; then the vice-chancellor* and mayor (with the 
mace on his shoulder) — all bare headed. Afterwards the king, with a 
scarlet coat on, his blew ribbon and Georg, and a starr on his left 
papp, with an old French course hat on ^ edged with a Httle seem of 
lace (all not worth a groat ^ as some of the people shouted). Going 
verie sloly on, accosted by the acclamations of people, and ringing of 
bells in every church as he passed by, he came within the North gate 
where he found eight ^ poore women all clad in white, whereof 4 had 
flaskets of herbs (mostly of camomile) in their hands, and the other 4 
strewed the way therewith just before the king s horse and retinew, 
which made a verie great smell in all the street, continuing so all that 
night till the raine came. All the streets as they passed, which were 
cleered by the pro-proctors and certaine soldiers, were most infinitely 
crowded with all sorts of people, and all windows fild with faces, who 
made great acclamations and shouts ; but no Vivat Rex, as the 
antient manner was. When he came to Quartervois he was enter- 
taind with the wind musick or waits belonging to the city and Uni- 
versitie, who stood over Penniless bench — all which time, and after, 
the conduit ran claret for the vulgar, which was conveyed up there in 

^ the present edition is unable to give 
the Mayor of Oxford the dignity which 
previous editions here conferred on him. 
Huddesford and subsequent editors have 
printed here ' the lord Mayor ' : Wood's 
MS. unfortunately reads * the said 

2 this is substituted for ' as they went 
out (only the mayor and recorder be- 
hind),' Wood having discovered that 
the order of the procession was reversed 
on its return. 

^ in the march out the recorder (see 
p. 228 supra) rode with the mayor; 
on the return, the mayor rode with the 
vice-chancellor, and the recorder went 
with the aldermen. 

* Wood notes: — 'the vice-chancellor 
who had one lackye by him being on 
his (i.e. the mayor's) right hand.' 
Wood notes also : — ' Leopold Finch,' 
who rode out with the vice-chan- 
cellor (see p. 227 supra), now 'went 

with the senior Doctor.' In MS. Bodl. 
594, p. 118, Wood says:— 'the vice- 
chancellor and mayor rode together 
into the city (the vice-chancellor being 
on the right hand) as far as Ch. Ch. 
west gate, where the king alighted 
and was received by the deane and 
canons by an oration made by Mr. 
John Massy the deane : which being 
done, Mr. vice-chancellor with his be- 
dells went before his majesty to the 
deane's lodgings.' 

^ substituted for : — * with an old 
beaver hat on.' 

^ Wood seems to have taken profes- 
sional advice on the point ; he notes in 
the margin : — ' worth ?,j-.' 

' corrected into this form from: — 
' severall poore women, all clad in 
white, every one with a flasket of herbs 
(mostly of camomile), who strewed the 



vessels. Thence passed thro Fish Street, between the scholars (who 
had their formalities, as those in North Gate street had) and soldiers, 
to Ch. Ch. great gate^. At Ch. Ch. great gate (next to S. Aldate's) 
stood the remaining part of the Doctors (such that did not ride), with 
the deane^ and canons of Ch. Ch. with their formalities, and such that 
were Doctors had scarlet. — After ^ the king had entred into the 
quadrangle, he alighted and went to the door of the deane's lodgings ; 
but before he came thither the deane and canons made a shift to get 
to the dore before him. Dr. (Robert) South was there; and the 
king knowing him spoke to him, wherupon he kneeled and gave 
answer. He spoke to Dr. (Benjamin) Woodroff, and (he) kneeled 
thereupon. Then, at his going into the dore, he spake to the deane 
very kindly and put him into the dore before him. — The king went up 
into the dining roome, the deane and canons followed, and the dean 
spake a little speech to him in Latin*. About that time the vice- 
chancellor and certaine Doctors, who were alighted, going up after 
him, they presented themselves to him kneled downe, kissed his 
hand and so departed. Soon after, the king went to supper in the 
deane's dining roome, where the deane and canons stood by him most 
of the time, with whom he had severall discourses ; told them he was 
senior to most of them, that he was entred into Ch. Ch. buttery-book 
after Edge-hill fight in 1642. — That night one of the proctors of the 
university (Bennit ^ by name) and fellow of University College caused, 
out of his owne head, an illumination to be in University College but 
so sillily did he do it, that there were scarse any lights next to the 
street which was to be chiefly ^. This illumination should have been 

^ here followed : — * where the re- 
maining Doctors were, as also Bac. of 
Divinity, as also the deane and canons.' 
The sentence which follows was after- 
wards substituted for them. 

^ John Massey, the Romanist dean. 

^ this paragraph is substituted for : — 
* At which place alighting, he went to 
the deane's dore ; to which the deane 
and canons followed in their scarlet 
gownes. The king spake to Dr. South, 
who thereupon fell downe on his knees ; 
then to Dr. Woodroff, who knelt also. 
Afterwards entring into the close he 
found the deane (changed to ' and the 
deane being there, he put the deane in 
foremost ') ; to whome speaking, he 
kneeled downe ; and rising, the king did 
in a manner imbrace him.' 

* Wood notes : — ' vide Gazet.' 

^ Wood added here : — ' he then asked 
Dr. (Edward) Pococke (D.D. 20 Sept. 
1660) ''whether he was not the senior 
Dr. of the University." The vice-chan- 
cellor said "No: Dr. (Robert) Newlin, 
president of C.C.C. was senior (D.D. 
28 Nov. 1640) and had it not been for 
his age he would have been here." The 
king asked " how many yeares old he 
was : " the vice-chancellor said "ninety." 
Then the king said " Dr. Pocock was a 
boy to him." Afterwards they departed.' 
Wood struck this out, noting 'this is 
reported to be said on Sunday night,' 
see infra, p. 234. 

« Thomas Bennet, Senior Proctor. 
Wood noted here 'a hot-headed 
. . .' ; and then blotted it out. 


the next night, after the king had heard vespers there. — At the same 
time was a bonfier before Allsouls College gate — where the king's 
health was drank ; bonfiers at other places. 

Sunday morning (4 Sept.) when the king was in dressing, in came 
Clark ^ of Alls. Coll. in his square cap. The king asked him ' of 
what coll. he was ? ' He said ' of Alls. Coll.' ' Are not you,' said the 
king, ' bound by statute to pray for the dead ? ' 'No sir,' said Clerk, 
' not that I know of.' ' Why,' saith another that stood by, ' Chichley 
was your founder and founded ^ your College for such that were slaine 
in the battle of Agincourt.' Afterwards came in Dr. Robert Plot, 
and shewd to him severall pieces of gold (quaere whether not gold 
made out of certaine sands in Kent) which he caused to be put into 
his cabinet. He asked him ' what he thought of Holy-well in Flint- 
shire ? ' He said ' he was never there,' at which he wondred. The 
next day, being Sunday (4 Sept.), he went, about 9 of the clock, 
into the cathedrall, where he touched, that morn, and the next, about 
seaven or eight hundred people. After he had done there, he went 
to the chappell lately set up by the deane (viz., the old refectory stand- 
ing north and south sometimes belonging to Canterbury College) in 
the quadrangle called Canterbury quadrangle, where he heard a 
sermon preached by a secular priest called William Hall — borne in the 
Black Fryers London (as his father told me), son of Thomas Hall a 
cook living in Ivy lane neare to Paul's church yard in London — 
which was applauded and admired by all, in the chappell (which was 
very full) and without, that heard him. About the same time preached 
at St. Marie's Mr. Theophilus Tilden of Magd. Hall, where were 
present some of the nobility, as the duke of Norfolk ^, earl of Berkley *, 
and others of inferiour quality. In the afternoon preached there Mr. 
(George) Roys of Oriel College ^ The same day the king dined in 

^ ' Clark ' is in both places substi- 
tuted for ' Mildmay.' Wood notes : — • 
' Clark, the same who was parliament 
man.' George Clarke, M.A. fellow of 
Allsouls, was one of the burgesses for 
the University in the parliament of 1685, 
see supra, p. 171, 

^ see C. W. C. Oman's All Souls in 
'The Colleges of Oxford' (Methuen, 
1891), pp. 209, 210. The statutes 
which commanded prayers for the dead, 
etc., were not formally removed from 
the College Statute-book, either at All 
Souls or in other Colleges, till 1857: 

but they were discontinued at the Re- 
formation as being contrary to the law 
of the land. A College which per- 
petuated the old services, on the plea 
that though forbidden by Act of Parlia- 
ment they were commanded by the 
College Statutes, would have had a 
bad time of it under Elizabeth and her 

^ Henry Howard, succeeded his father 
(Henry Howard), 1684. 

* George Berkeley, created earl of 
Berkeley, 11 Sept. 1679. 

5 Wood added here, but afterwards 


the deane's dining roome at Ch. Ch. on his own charged After 
dinner 21 fellows of Magd. Coll.^ went to him, according to summons, 
about three of the clock. Dr. (Alexander) Pudsey being in the head 
of them and making his appearance in the presence chamber, the 
king bid him ' come hither ! come hither ! ' Then said he ' are you 
Dr. Pudsey ? ' ' Yes, if it please your majesty.' Then the king fell 
foul upon them, reprimanded them very severely ^ Dr. Pudsey 
offered severall times * but the king prohibited him. He bid them ^ 
goe to their chappell and elect the bishop of Oxon ; whereupon they 
did goe, but could not elect him ^ William Penn, the captain of the 
Quakers, who followed the king in his progress, went after them to 
Magd. Coll. to persuade them to yield to the king's desire, but 
upon their story to him about breaking of statutes and oathes he 
rested satisfied. After Magd. Coll. men were dismissed he went 
over Carfax to Univers. Coll. in his coach, where, at the gate, he was 
received by the master, fellows and students of that house, as also by 
an English oration"^ spoke by Mr. Edward Hales, a gentleman 
commoner of that house, son and heir of Sir Edward Hales of Kent. 
Which being done, he went with many of his guard to Mr. Walker's 
chappell, where he heard vespers ^ That night there should have 
been an illumination in the quadrangle, but by the folly of the proctor 
it was unseasonably done the night before ^ Afterwards he retired 
to Ch. Ch., and received an answer from Magd. Coll. men which 
they left in writing for him. Which answer he perusing said that he 
was mis-informed concerning the matter 

scored out ; — ' That day William Pen 
preached in Sil{as> Norton's backside 
or house to the quakers.' 

^ i. e. the king (as he did before when 
duke of York, supra, p. 48) paid his 
own bills. His name, perhaps, had all 
along been kept on the Ch. Ch. books, 
supra J p. 231. 

2 seeBloxam's ' Magdalen College and 
James II,' pp. 84 sqq. Wood notes 
here in the margin : — * Quaere Mag- 
dalen College papers,' i. e., I suppose, 
those now in MS. Tanner 456*. 

^ Wood noted : — ' This was for deny- 
ing his mandate to (Anthony) Farmer,' 
but coiTected it to ' for denying the 
bishop of Oxford,' Samuel Parker. 

* the words * to speak ' are omitted, 
by a slip. 

^ Wood wrote, and then scored it 

out; — 'bid them begon and give in 
their answer.' 

^ Wood notes: — '< Robert) Charnock, 
a fellow and popishly affected, did not 
give the same answer as the fellows but 
against them : quaere the dialogue ' — 
see the passage cited in Bloxam ut 
supra, p. 86. 

Wood notes : — ' 'tis printed, but 
false,' i. e. incorrectly. Wood 423 (63) 
is ' Speech spoken ' [at Univ. Coll. gate] 
* by Mr. Hayles, a student of Univ. 
Coll.,' published at London 14 Sept. 

^ Huddesford's mis-reading here, and 
supra, p. 232, deserves to be put on re- 
cord : — the king went to Obadiah Wal- 
ker's chapel * where he heard — verses ' ! 

^ see supra, p. 231. ■ 
this sentence Wood afterwards 



At six on Sunday night the vice-chancellor, Doctors, proctors, and 
certaine Masters, went from Adam Brome's chappell in S. Marie's 
(adornd with their formalities) to the deane's lodgings, where being 
admitted into his presence, the orator (William Wyat) spake a 
speech ^ in the name of the University on his knees, the doctors also 
being on their knees I Which speech being finished, they presented 
him in the name of the University a rich Bible (a Bible printed at the 
Theatre) and a pair of rich imbroidered gloves, which the king said 
he would accept. Then they asked ' whether he would be pleased to 
accept of a collation at the Library the next day,' and <he> said ' he 
would.' Then they asked him ' at what time ' ; he told them ' about 
nine/ And so they departed. — Afterwards the king went to supper, 
where waited on him Dr. (Benjamin) Woodroflf, sometimes (perhaps 
then ^) his chaplain ; where, as 'tis said, they talked about Dr. (Ed- 
ward) Pocock's age *. He ^ told him that he remembred Dr. (John) 
Fell and Dr. (Richard) Allestrey to have borne armes in the time of 

Monday ^ 5 Sept., in the morning, about 8 of the clock, he went 
into the cathedrall and touched againe for the evill. Which don, he 
took coach and went to the Schooles^ where entering in at the 

struck out as erroneous in point both 
of fact and of date, and substituted the 
following : — ' They (Magd, Coll. men) 
gave in a petition to (Robert Spencer) 
earl of Sunderland, the secretary, the 
next day, being Munday (Sept. 5), who 
told them that they would give it to the 
king.' See Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and 
James II/ pp. 88, 92. 

^ Wood notes : — ' vide Gazet.' . 
2 "Wood notes : — ' they kneeled all 
the while and the king did not bid 
them rise, as he used to do others.' At 
the end of this speech, according to 
some, took place the conversation about 
Dr. Pocock ; see supra, p. 231. Wood 
notes : — ' William Rogers, who was 
there, tells me that when the speech 
was done, he looked on the Doctors 
and asked Dr. Pocock whether he was 
not the senior there ? He said " Yea." ' 

^ i. e. Woodroff had been chaplain to 
James while duke of York ; but Wood 
was not sure whether he remained chap- 
lain to James now that he was king and 
a declared Romanist. 

* see note 2, supra. 

^ i. e. the king told Dr. Woodroff. 

^ this part of the narrative has to be 
made up from two drafts, the one scan- 
tier, the other fuller. Huddesford, neg- 
lecting this, has caused ' proctor Bennet' 
to deliver his speech twice, once on the 
king's entrance to the library and again 
on his exit. The variants of the scan- 
tier draft are given in the notes. 

^ in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 119 Wood 
has a short narrative of this visit, which 
runs thus:— *M., Sept. 5, in the morn 
his majesty went to the Schooles by 
Brasnose College where the Drs. and 
Mrs. had placed themselves on the east 
side of the way, tarrying there till the 
king had passed by to the Schooles: 
where Mr. vicechancellor was ready to 
wait upon his majesty and to conduct 
him up to the library. The senior 
proctor (Thomas Bennet) received him 
there with an oration on his knees. 
Which being ended, his majesty went 
to the banquet in Selden's library. 
Which being ended, he departed im- 
mediately west towards Cirencester.' 


great east dore, the Doctors in the quadrangle were ready to receive 

The kings entertainment in Bodley's Lihrarie. 
(The king) came up into the Hbrary between 10 and eleven, 
attended by the vicechancellor and Drs, besides severall of the lords. 

Afterwards going forward, proctor (Thomas) Bennet delivered a 

short Latin speech to him, wherein he ' hoped that his majesty would 
be good to ecclesia Anglicana ' : 'twas by the globes I Which being 
done, his majesty pluckd off his glove and gave him his hand to kiss, 
and turning himself to the terrestriall globe, shewd to one of the 
courtiers (a lord) the passage between America and the back part of 
China, by which way certaine ships had passage, which his majesty men- 
tiond. From thence he went to the lower end of the library, scil. to that 
part calld Selden's library ; where he found a banquet ^ ready prepared 
for him at the south end of the library, with a seat of state at the south 
end of the table ^ ; none did eat but he, for he spake to nobody to eat. 


i_/7"/?e Chair 
° of State 

QThe Globes n 

Duke Humphrey's Library ^ 


O 5J 

The gallery on this wall 
'contained the Laudian MSS. 


^ the first draft proceeded : — ' After- 
wards, (he) went up to the library, 
where in that of Selden's at the south 
end a broad table was erected, where 
was a most admirable collation, and 
three hot dishes which he fed upon for 
(he) did not care to eat cold.' 

^ the other draft said : — ' received be- 
tween the globes with a Latin speech 
by Mr. Bennet, the proctor, on his 
knees.' For the position of the globes 
at the entrance to Duke Humphrey's 
Library, see Loggan's view of the in- 
terior of the Bodleian looking west. 

^ Wood notes : — * quaere Dr. 
(Thomas) Hyde for the bill of enter- 
tainment, at his chamber.' To this 
quaere Wood got in answer the paper 
which follows. 

* Wood gives the form of the table, 
and position of the *seat of state.' I 
have placed them as they seem to have 
been in the library. We might have 
expected them to be arranged in the 
position indicated by the dotted lines, 
facing eastwards up Duke Humphrey 
(a view given in Loggan) ; but Wood's 
words forbid this. 


\_An account^ of the dishes wherewith the king was treated at the 
public Library. 

Dry sweetmeats and fruits, 20 large dishes, piled high, like so many ricks 
of hay. 

Wet sweetmeats, 24 little flat plates, like trencher plates, not piled ; placed 
among the greater dishes scatteringly in vacant places to fill up the vacances. 

28 large dishes of cold fish and cold flesh, as Westphalia hamms, &c. : some 
whole, others cut out into slices and piled pretty high. 

3 hot dishes, viz., shoulder of mutton, phesant, partridg and quailes ; of these 
the king did eat, not medling with any thing else, except only that he took one 
little piece of dry sweetmeat. 

36 plates of sallating, piled high and copped, viz., oranges, lemmons, olives, 
samphire, &c., pears 2, plums, &c. 

The king not bidding the courtiers eat, nobody did eat ; but all was in a scram- 
ble carryed away by the rabble, which scramble the king stood to look upon about 
2 or 3 minutes, and then went away. Enquire more of Mr. Hedges, and the cook 
of St. John's.] 

This^ ambigue or banquet cost the University i6o/z'. He liked the 
wine well ; whereupon they * sent some after him. 

After his majesty was sate, he asked the vice-chancellor (standing 
by him) for certaine books ^ To which the vice-chancellor answered 
that Dr. Hyde the library-keeper could answer him more fully than 
he. Whereupon he was called from the other part of the library 
where his study was, and being come, he kneeled downe, whereupon 
the king gave him his hand to kiss. Which being done, his majesty 
said, ' Well, Dr. Hyde, was the Chinese here .? ' To which he answered, 
' Yes, if it may please your majesty ; and I learnd many things of 
him.' Then said his majesty ' He was a little blinking fellow, was he 
not ? ' To which he answered ' Yes,' and added that ' all the Chineses, 
Tartars, and all that part of the world was narrow-eyed.' Then the 
king said that ' he had his picture to the life hanging in his roome 

^ the passage enclosed in square 
brackets is a note written by Dr. 
Thomas Hyde, Bodley's Librarian, and 
communicated to Wood. Hyde gives 
the shape of the table and the position 
of the seat of state. 

=2 Huddesford's mis-reading here, 
'samphire, etc., dems, plums, etc.,' 
must be put on record. 

2 this note is scored out on fol. 92 of 
the MS., but repeated afterwards on a 
slip. In this latter place * W. Rogers ' 
is written at the side, but I think it does 

not refer to this note itself (for Rogers 
was less likely than Wood himself to 
know what the University paid), but to 
the account of the king's conversation 
at table which probably Wood obtained 
from William Rogers. 

* i. e. the University. 

5 in the first draft :— * he asked the 
vice-chancellor whether they had not 
such a book translated by a Jesuit. 
He knew not ; whereupon he called 
for Dr. Hyde. Dr. Hyde waited upon 


next to the bed chamber/ Then his majesty told Dr. Hyde of a book 
of Confucius^ translated from China language by the Jesuits (4 in 
number) and asked whether it was in the library ? to which Dr. Hyde 
answer'd that it was, and that ' it treated of philosophy, but not so as ^ 
that of European philosophy.' Wherupon his majesty asked whether 
' the Chinees had any divinity ? ' To which Dr. Hyde answered ' Yes, 
but 'twas idolatry, they being all heathens, but yet that they have in their 
idol-temple statues ^ representing the Trinity, and other pictures, which 
shew that antient Christianity had been amongst them.' To which 
he assented by a nod. After that, his majestic left off asking any 
more questions. Onlie turning his eyes up toward bishop Laud's 
MSS. on his right hand*, Dr. Hyde told him that those books, which 
were all MSS., were given by archbishop Laud. 

After the king had don his breakfast ^ they began to scramble (the 
scholars some say did begin) insomuch that the king being not able 
to pass away for the crowd, stayed there awhile, and talked with some 
by him. Dr. (Samuel) Derham, a physitian of Magd. Hall, was 
noted here for a scrambler, being in his scarlet, so notorious that they 
flung things in his face. 

At length they made a lane for him, and going out of Selden's 
library into the other part, he saw the famous preacher Will. Hall, 
who had preached before him the day before ; and speaking to him, 
he turnd about to the vice-chancellor and Doctors and commended 

^ MS. has ' Confucion.' 

^ MS. has * so was as.' 

2 MS. has ' statutes,' by a slip. 

^ the Laud MSS. were in the gallery; 
see Loggan's view of the Library in- 
terior from the Selden end, which shews 
the inscription ' ex done R. in Chr. 
Patr. Gull. Laud, Cant. Archp., Acad. 
Oxon. hon. Cane' For Laud's MSS., 
the enduring memorial of his love for 
Oxford and for learning, see Macray's 
Annals of the Bodleian (1891), pp. 

^ this is the fuller of the drafts of 
the later portion of the narrative. An- 
other draft says : — ' At length, his ma- 
jesty having eaten, would rise up to goe 
away, but seing the people begin to 
scramble after the victualls and ban- 
quetting stuff, he stood still to see the 
beginning of the scramble ; and so went 
forth through a lane made for him. He 
commended to them father Hall ; re- 

commended to them humility, preaching 
by heart, and told them how well the 
preachers beyond the sea were accepted 
for so doing ; and that wee were indeed 
good scholars, but when wee were 
grown up, wee grew lazy and lost all 
we had.' Another draft says : — ' After 
he had sate 3 quarters of an houre [ex- 
horting the Drs. about him to charitie 
one with another, reflecting on them 
for their base language they gave Mr. 
(Obadiah) Walker and others of his 
religion,] he arose and talked with some 
about him for some time, in which time 
the courtiers fell to scramble after what 
was remaining, flung the wet sweet- 
meats on the ladies' linnen and petti- 
coats and stained them.' The words 
in square brackets are struck out, be- 
cause Wood found that this homily was 
not delivered while the king sat at table 
but on his way out : see p. 238. 



him for a rare scholar and to their acquaintance, whereupon they 
bowed kindly to him and so passed forward. 

Then going towards the dore to goe out, he turnd againe to the 
vice-chancellor and Doctors and discoursed with them; talked to 
Dr. (Robert) South and commended his preaching, whereupon he 
answered that he alwaies did and would shew himself loyall in his 
preaching, or to that effect. Here he said also that he heard many 
of them used notes in their sermons, but none of his church ever did. 
He said that Dr. (John) Dolbein archbishop of York did read much 
of his sermon before the king his brother, after his restauration, which 
the king telling him of, he never after did, and therefore his preaching 
was well liked off. Then he spake to the vice-chancellor and told him 
that there was a great sin raigning among them called pride : ' of all 
things I would have you avoid pride, and learne the vertue of charitie 
and humilitie : there are a sort of people among you that are wolves 
in sheeps' clothing; beware of them, and let them not deceive you 
and corrupt you ^ : I have given libertie of conscience to some of my 
subjects, therefore do not take it ill, for in what I have done, I think 
I have not don harme to you : let not therefore your eye be evil if 
mine be good, but love one another and practice charitie : do as you 
would be done to, for this is the law and the prophets.' 

Then he was conducted to the Divinity school ^, and there he asked 
what place was that.? Which being told him, he asked where the 
Convocation house was ? Whereupon being conveyed thro' the postern 
which leads from the Divinity school to that house, he asked if that 
was not the place where the house of commons sate about 7 yeares 
since, at what time they endeavoured to have passed the bill of 
exclusion against him? To which one that stood by (Jones, lord 
Rannula of Ireland ^) made answer, ' Yes, if it please your majesty,' 
and added that ' his late majesty, when he dissolved the parliament 
thereupon, said Now I am King of England and was not before! — 
Afterwards going out of the Convocation house into the Apoditerium 
Mr. William Rogers, one of his retinew, said, ' Sir, this Convocation 
house is the place wherein they conferr degrees ; and, Sir, I hope you 
will let Mr. Hales ' (who stood behind him, son of Sir Edward Hales) 
' be created M. of Arts.' ' No, no,' saith the king, ' not yet ; time 

^ Wood notes : — 'see before,' i.e. the 
passage given supra, p. 237, note 3, 

^ the first draft is: — 'Afterwards 
leaving the company, he v^^ent and saw 
the Divinity Schoole ; then, the Thea- 

tre, and at the dore before it took 

^ Richard Jones, 3rd viscount Rane- 
lagh, created earl of Ranelagh, 11 Dec. 

SEPT, — OCT, 1687. 239 

enough for that/ — Afterwards he went into the Theatre, and viewing 
the painting on the roof, said ' 'twas pittie that Varrio did not paint 
it/ He did not like the painting, and therefore wished that Varrio, 
a Neopohtan borne, had don it. This Varrio hath gotten severall 
thousand of pounds for painting St. George's chappell at Windsore, 
and several places there, and at Westminster.— Then the king going 
to the great dore behind the Theater in Candich to take coach, he 
turn'd againe to the vice-chancellor and Doctors and said 'I must 
commend unto you againe love and charitie, that there be a right 
understanding among you: I must tell you that in the king my 
father's time the church of England's men and the Catholicks loved 
each other and were, as 'twere, all one; but now there is gotten a 
spirit among you which is quite contrary, and what the reason is I 
cannot tell : there are some among you that are the occasion of those 
things, but I know them^ and shall take notice of them for the future.' 
Note, that what the king said here and in the library about charity 
and love was occasioned by the base and scurrilous language given 
to Mr. (Obadiah) Walker and (John) Massy, especially the former, 
when they turned from their religion. 

In the meane time the mayor and his brethren waiting for him at 
the School dore, they had notice that he was gone the other way, 
whereupon posting after him, overtook him at Balliol College and put 
themselves in a posture before him, the mayor carrying the mace on 
his shoulder. They conducted him beyond S. Giles's church and 
then the king bid them return, being wet weather. 

Afterwards, went to Yarnton, Cassington, and then to Witney, where 
they presented him with a pair of blankets, with golden fringe. 

This progress of the king was supposed to be taken to ingratiate 
himself with the people. He shewed himself extreame curteous and 
affable to all (they say to gaine and beg favour, to get votes to take 
off the Test).] 

October. — [Quaere ^ in whose hands a volume of Saxon Homilies 

1 Wood notes here :— ' There is no Oxford ' is probably Dr. John Fell, 
question but that he knew that the ' Lord Hatton ' is Christopher first lord 
Presbyterians, who were the occasion Hatton, whose books and MSS. were 
of the rebellion, were the authors of sold in 1670 to Robert Scot a London 
these matters. They endeavoured to bookseller (see vol. ii. p. 231). Pro- 
make the papists as terrible as monsters fessor A. S. Napier suggests that the 
and therefore to be avoided by the MS. which Walker was in search of is 
people.' perhaps MS. Junius 121 (a MS. known 

2 this slip is probably Obadiah as ' Codex Wigorniensis '), containing 
Walker's autograph, being indorsed by Anglo-Saxon Canons with Homilies at 
Wood ' Mr. Walker.' The ' bishop of the end. Mr. F. Madan points out a 


belonging formerly to the church of Worcester and lent to my lord 
Hatton and bought by my lord bishop of Oxford of Mr. Scot ?] 

Oct. 4, T., (the) master of Univ. Coll. (Obadiah Walker) and 
some of his fellowes appeared according to summons to shew to the 
Ecclesiastical Commissioners their statutes and orders ; which being 
communicated to them for a time, they were dismissed. 

Oct. II, Tuesd., and 13, Thursday, a great deal of raine fell. 

14 Oct., F., King's birthday, ringing of bells in Oxford, and some 
bonefiers at night. Spent then at Font's tavern inter horas 8 et 10 
post meridiem 2^ 6t/upon Mr. (Edward) Umberston, Mr. (Thomas) 

Deane, Mr. Matson, and a yong stranger, called ; all Roman 

Catholics. Last year Great Tom rung out, quaere whether this 

[John VennS D.D., master or head of Balliol College and lately vicechancellor 
of the University of Oxon, died in the house of his father Simon Venn, situat and 
being within the parish of Lydiard S. Laurence seaven miles distant from Taunton 
in Somersetshire, on T., the i8th day of October 1687, aged . . . ; and was buried in 
the church there. (Arms :— )• argent on a fess azure 3 escallops of the first withm 
a bordure ingrailed of the second [Venn] ; impaling, gules a woolf passant argent 
[Low].' He married an antient maid named Catherine, sister to Sir Edward Low 
one of the Masters of the Chancery— daughter and son of . . . Low, of Fisherton in 
Wiltshire, by his wife . . . sister to Sir Edward Hyde earl of Clarendon and Lord 
Chancellor of England.— This Catherine had no children by Dr. John Venn.] 

Oct. 18, T., Dr. John Venn, master of Ball. Coll., died. Vide 


Oct. 18, T., St. Luke's day, my sister 3, Mr. Hanks S and myself, 
gave in our answer against Mayot ^ 

Oct. 18, T., St. Luke's day, at night, circa 11 et 12, certaine yong 
scholars who had been drinking cried 'Fier! Fieri' about Carfax, 
broke windows in the bocherew, playes pranks and broke the marble 
lying before Bird's dore of Wadham Coll., three (in number). 

strong argument for supposing this MS. at the end of the Junius MSS. as being 

to be a later addition to the Junius in pari materia. 
Collection. When the Junius MSS. ' note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 169. 
came in they were arranged in the 2 j.e. of masters of Ball. Coll. ; Gutch's 

usual way, the larger sizes first, the Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 85. 
smaller sizes at the end. MS. Junius ^ widow of Wood's brother Robert. 
1 21 at the end of the series is however of * probably guardian of Wood's brother 

the larger size, and seems therefore to Christopher's infant children, 
be a later accession added when the " John Mayot, it would^ seem, had 

Junius MSS. proper had been already married a niece of Wood's and was 

numl)ered and marked. It is conceivable claiming her portion. See infra under 

that the MS. came into the library with date 26 June 1689. This is ' the suit 

Dr. John Fell's MSS. (Macray's Annals alluded to several times in the Almanacs. 
of the Bodleian,^. 154), and was placed 

OCTOBER, 1687. 


Oct. 19, W., at night, a robbery in S. Clement's, breaking up a 
house ; two taken and cudgel'd ; had before Sir Thomas Clayton \ 

The same night circa horam 12 vel i in nocteDr. (Byrom) Eaton's 
house or principall's lodgings at Glocester hall broke open, bound the 
people of the house, and took away . . . He was rob'd 2 or 3 yeares 

Oct. 19^, inter horas 1 2 et i in the night time, 1 2 men armed 
entred Gloucester hall at the great gate, being let in as is supposed by 
one that got in before the gate was shut ; got a great leaver or piece 
of timber, renched open the barrs of a lower window ; entred all, with 
lighted candells; went to their beds' sides and awak'd them, bound 
their hands and feet except Dr. Eaton's; took away 6 or 7 peices of 
plate belonging to the Hall, all Dr. Eaton's plate, his porringers, silver 
spoones, trencher plates, rings, Jewells, slik (i. e. silk) petticotes and 
waiscots belonging to his daughters, other clothes ; which done, they 
went downe into the lower room, eat up what they could find, drink his 
drink (3 or 4 bottles of wine), drank ' the yong ladies' healths ' ; tarried 
till neare 4, and so departed. His losses about ^ 300//. This man hath 
lost severall sons and none but daughters left ; hath been rob'd twice 
in 2 or 3 yeares : yet he is sordid still and nothing will change his base 

Oct. 20, Th., deane of Ch. Ch. and certaine canons did appeare * 
with such orders and statutes that they have. See both the news 
letters of Oct. 22, S. 

Sunday, 23 Oct., Roger Mander, Bac. of Div. of Ball. Coll., elected 
master of Ball. Coll. ; vide Catal. ^. 

Munday, 24 Oct., scholars drunk in Brokenheys quarrelled with 
some soldiers who broke their pates with their swords in scabbards. 
The University is let loose to all debauchery ; the proctors walk not 
because of the soldiers. 

Munday morning^, in a congregation bishop (Thomas) Cartwright's 
son*^ was admitted ad eundem M.A. ; but being denied by some a 
scrutiny was had, and he passed. Non occurrit^. 

[Anne^ wife of Robert Say, D.D. and provost of Oriel College, died in Oriel 

^ warden of Merton ; Justice of the p. 85. 

Peace for Oxfordshire. ^ ? Oct. 24 or Oct. 31. 

^ corrected later to ' 20,' and a note ' John Cartwright, M.A. Trin. Coll. 

added < vide Gazet Oct. 24.' Cambr. 1685. 

3 about '300//.' substituted for 'be- ^ i.e. in the Register of Congregation, 

tween 300/2, and 400/2.' ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 169. 

* before the Ecclesiastical Commis- A slip attached here says 'The bell 

sioners, see Luttrell i. 417. rang out in the morning circa horani 8,' 

^ Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 



College on Saturday 29 October 1687, aged . . . , without issue ; and was buried^ 
in St. Marie's chancell (at the upper end) in Oxon. (Arms :— > ' parted per pale 
argent and gules 3 chevrons argent each charged with a chevronell humettee 
counterchanged of the feild ^ [Dr. Say] ; impaling, gules, 15 bezants ^ (5, 4, 3, 2, i), 
a canton ermine [Anne Zouch, wife of Dr. Say].' Shee was one of the daughters of 
Dr. Richard Zouch, sometimes the king's professor of the Civill Law, Oxon, and 
Judge of the Admiralty.] 

Ult. Oct., T., in the morning was borne . . . Mayot 

November. — In the latter of Oct. and beginning of this month 
were great store of raines and great inundations about Oxon. 

[Susanna ^ wife of Sir Thomas Cutler of Lechlade in Glocestershire, kt., captain 
of a foot-companie in the king s army, died in the house of Robert Harrison, 
draper, living in the parish of S. Peter in the East Oxon, W., 2nd Nov. 1687 ; and 
was buried in the church at Lechlade, by the body of her first husband. (Arms : 
— > * azure 3 griffin's heads erased or langued gules [Cutler] ; impaling, sable a fess 
between 2 lyons passant or [Cook].'— This Susanna who was the daughter of . . . 
Cook of Staunton in Worcestershire ^ was first the wife of Laurence Bathurst of 
Leechlade, esq., before mention'd, eldest son of Sir Edward Bathurst, bart. ; by 
whome he had issue two daughters, viz. (i) Anne, who was married to . . . Gryning 
somtimes clerk to Sir Thomas Cutler before mention'd a justice of the peace ; (2) 
Marie, who married Georg Coxeter of Kennington in Berks, barrester of the Middle 
Temple.— Her second husband was Sir John Feteplace of Swynbrook in Oxford- 
shire, bart., who died 24 Sept. 1672, verie suddenly by vomiting, not without foul 
suspition of being poyson'd by his said wife Susanna. Shee was examined by 
certaine justices of the peace, but nothing could be made cleere against her. 
Afterwards having 200/2. per annum setled by the Feteplaces on her, to be paid by 
way of rent-charge in consideration of her joynture in land, shee retired to Leech- 
lade ; and took to her third husband a brisk, gay, and handsome yong man Sir 
Thomas Cutler before mention'd (for of Sir John Feteplace she was weary, being 
a dul fellow) second son of Sir Gervase Cutler of Stanboroug or Stanbrook in 
Yorkshire; by whome he had issue Egerton Cutler, aged about 10 at his mother's 
death, shee being then about 50 yeares of age.] 

[John Boweir, lately a commoner of Ch. Ch., afterwards a gent, of the Inns of 
Court, died in his father's house, situat and being in Allsaints parish Oxon, W., 2 
Nov. 1687, aged 21 or thereabouts ; and was buried on, F., the 4 of the said month 
in the parish chancell of that church, neare to the entrance thereunto. (Arms :— > 
' parted per fess argent and gules a lyon rampant within a bordure all counter- 
changed of the feild' (granted by Sir Edward Byssh, Clarencieux) : the creast is 'a 
lyon's head erased . . . with two collers about his neck.' He was son of John 
Bowell (borne at Windlebury neare to Bister in com. Oxon), a draper and one of 
' the mayor's assistants' of Oxon, commonly called ' the Thirteen,' by his wife . . . 
Adkyns, daughter of William Adkyns somtimes of St. Aldate's parish, butcher, and 
one of the baylives of the citie of Oxon.— Nicholas BowelP, gent., died in the house 

^ the slip attached here says : — 
' buried, T., i Nov.' 

2 the slip adds 'a mullet argent in 
dexter chief.' 

3 the slip says * (Richard) Hawkyns 
made this i, 2, 4, 2, and i.' 

* child of Wood's niece, who bad 

married John Mayot supra, p. 197. 
^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 170. 

" in pencil only. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 171. 
^ in the margin is written in pencil 
' son of a courtier.' 

OCT, — NOV. 1687. 


of one Mr. . . . Harrys of Ducklington neare to Witney com, Oxon on Friday the 
3rd of Febr. 168^- aged neare 80; and was buried in the church of Ducklyngton 
with the armes before mention'd, who pretending to have right to them ^, were 
made use of by John Bowell before mention'd in the burial of his son. This Nicholas 
Bowell had been one of the pensioners to king Charles II and had married three 
wifes : — one was named . . . daughter of William ^ lord Maynard by whome he 
had issue a daughter named . . . who was married to Sir Edward Bromfeild of 

Essex ; his second was ... ... widdow of . . . Penyston ; his third wife was • 

the widdow of . . . Stonehouse of Cockthrop com. Oxon.] 

[Richard Pont, vintner and citizen of Oxon, descended from thePonts of Moreton 

neare to Wallingford in Berks, died ; and was buried in St. Marie's church about 

the middle of the body, without armes on his hearse. — . . . widdow of the said 
Pont, daughter of . . . Andrews one of the sarjeants of Oxon, died W., 2 Nov. 
1687 ; ^'^^ was buried (without armes) by her husband, in fine linnen contrar}^ to 
the act, and in a rich coffin provided by her onlie daughter and heir Elizabeth, a 
vain fopp of 18 yeares of age. — This Elizabeth, who was the onlie surviving 
daughter of the said Richard Pont, and a rich heiress, was married, the day before 
her mother died, to . . . Stanley, M.A.^, fellow of Allsoules College, son of . . . 
<of) Wilts *.] 

Nov. 2, W., Allsouls day, soldiers and trumpeters with Leopold 
Finch, warden of Allsouls, in the dining roome next to the street all 
the afternoon till about 9 at night, drinking healths and every health 
they sounded — the English church then languishing. What ! Are the 
Oxonian scholars mad .? to revel it ; drink and eat ; frequent taverns, 
alehouses, coffee-houses ; be debonare — when the church layes lan- 

In the beginning of this month Edmund Waller, the poet, of 
Beconsfeild, died. Quaere, about the 5th.? 

Nov. 4, F., (Thomas Hickman Windsor) earl of Plymmouth died; 
vide Warwickshire in Grange. 

Nov. 5, S., Powder treason, Mr. (Thomas) Creech, the poet, of 
Allsouls, preached at S. Marie's. 

Nov. 7, M., goodwife Sig., \s (two sixpences before). 

Nov. 10, Th., at night, inter 12 et i, lady Lenthall's house at 
Besill's Lee rob'd, — the widdow and third or fourth wife of Sir John 

From the 12 th to the 19th robberies or attempts towards robberies 
made every night in or neare Oxon. 

Nov. 12, S., to Mar(y) North for a paire of black stockyngs, 4^-. 

Nov. 12, S., at night, the house of Robert Dormer, esquire, at 
Rousham was rpb'd of a great deal of plate. False. 

^ in the margin is written in pencil : ^ note in Wood MS. F 4. p. 172, 
* among Bishe's grants.' * in pencil only. 

^ ' William ' is in pencil only. 

R 2 



News^ letter dated 12 Nov., S., saith^ that (John) Leybourne, 
bishop of Atremetum, is to be lord Almoner in the place of (Francis) 
Turner, bishop of Ely. Quaere. 

Nov. 13, Su., as it seems, Dr. William Jane preached at Whitehall 
chapel before the princess of Denmark. Some passages fell from him 
displeasing to the papists ; commanded not to preach there again,— 
present, bishop (Nathaniel) Crew (of Durham), (Thomas) Watson 
(bishop of St. David's), and as they say (Thomas Cartwright of) 
Chester. He spoke something of the massacre at Paris. This is re- 
ported (vide news of 26 Nov., S.) to be done by Dr. (Thomas) 
Doughty ^ [They * were both silenced.] 

Nov. 20, Su., at vespers in dean Massyes chapel was a riot, occa- 
sion'd by a Master of Arts his laughing and girning at the preist. 
Thomas, the deane's man, put him out and (a) townsman struck 
him ; he struck him againe ; others fell upon him. The man that 
struck is bound over to the sessions. 

Nov. 21, M., a watch of 24 appointed by the vicechancellor ^ and 
mayor to keep cleer the streets and to watch persons suspected to 
robb. (Many robberies committed in and neare Oxford.) [They ^ 
disagreed about the setting them ^ (and who should punish them «)— 
so they did not stand.] 

23 Nov., W., Convocation in the afternoone. Letters only read. 

Nov. 28, M., strong report that letters came that day or the day 
before to displace Thomas Baker the town-clerk and to put in . . . 
Prince, who had before been chosen. 

All this month of November was verie wet and tempestuous- 
waters high. 

December.— Dec. i, Th., cl(ean) sh(eets) ; Joa(n) Thomps(on). 

[F., 2 of Dec' 1687, Dr. Gilbert Ironside vicechancellor com- 
playning before several Drs. at a meeting of them of several passages 
dehvered in a sermon at S. Marie's on Sunday in the afternoon, 27 
Nov., going before, by Mr. Thomas Edwards, chaplain of Ch. Ch., 
they therfore agreed among themselves that he should make a recan- 
tation, which he did before them on that day, F., 2 Dec] 

' this slip is a fragment of an envelope 
with a seal on it ' ... 3 pales billettee (?), 
on a chief ... a lion passant guardant ' 
impaling ' 3 cock's (or dragon's) heads 
erased between a fess embattled.' 

2 see Luttrell i. 420, 423. 

3 see Luttrell i. 422. Thomas 
Doughty, D.D., Canon of Windsor. 

* added later. 

5 Gilbert Ironside, warden of Wad- 

6 this part of the note is added later. 
' i. e. the watch. 

^ i. e. persons apprehended by the 
watch, if any. 

note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 123. 

NOV. — DEC. 1687. 


[John PitsS of Trinity College, son of John Pits of the island of Barbadoes, 
gent., died, T., 6 Dec. 1687, aged 18 or thereabouts; and was buried in the church 
of S. Marie Magd. neare to the north dore, without armes. He died about four of 
the clock in the afternoon of that day by a shot in the body received by accident in 
birding neare to Rump hall in the north suburbs of Oxon from the hands of one 
. . . Clifford a commoner of the said College, whose gun was onlie charged with 
shot, about three weeks before.] 

Dec. 9, F., at 9 or 10 at night, a riot near Univ. Coll. gate occa- 
sioned by a Bachelor of Arts of that house named (Edward) Heme ^ 
who was drunk and without his cap or gowne. He began with 
a soldier that passed by (one that frequents Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's 
chappell) ; and Mr. John Augustine Bernard of Brasn. going by took 
the soldier's part, put off Heme ; Heme trip'd up Bernard's heels in 
the gutter. The next day Heme being sober, he craved pardon and 
offered to make any satisfaction. 

Mr. A(rthur) Ch<arlet) of Trin. Coll., the chief seder of unsetled 
minds in Oxford in his rambles too and fro, coffey-houses, taverns, at 
his chamber ; Dr. (Henry) Fairfax, Mr. William Thornton, Dr. 

(William) Gibbon of St. John's Coll. Mr. (Charles) Haules of 

Magd. C. by his long absence and submitting to the superior power 
keeps his place, and returned after the ejection ; but the scholars 
abusing him, he complaines to the bishop ^ of disobedience and is 
continually quarrelling ; for the truth is the demies are growne resolute 
and scornfull and long to be turn'd out. Haec ex relatione Ch. W. S 
xi Dec, Su. 

[The lady Bridget Clayton ^ sister to Sir Charles Cottrell lately Master of the 
Ceremonies, and wife to Sir Thomas Clayton, kt., warden of Merton College, died 
in the Warden's lodgings in Merton College on, Su., the eleventh of December 
1687, circa 8 et 9 ante meridiem, suddenly, aged 76 or thereabouts ; and was buried 
in the outer chapel of Merton College under and within the tower neare to the 
south-west butress or pillar, W., 14 of the said month. (Arms: — )' argent, an 
owle and a cheife indented sable (Clayton); impaling, sable, a bend between 3 
escallops argent (Cottrell).' — The children of the said Sir Thomas Clayton that 
were then living were : — 

James Clayton, esq., the only son, of whom see vol. ii. p. 537; and Bridget, a 
daughter, wife of Sir Edward Nicholas, second son of Sir Edward Nicholas som- 
times Secretary of State.] 

News letter Dec. 13, T., that Sir Robert Sawyer is removed from his attorney 
generallship and Sir Thomas Powys in his place ; that William Williams is made 
solicitor general and knighted. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 172. (Wotton), chorister at Magd. Coll., at 

2 Edward Heron, B.A. Univ. 16 Oct. this date ; see Bloxam's Mag. Coll. and 

1685, M.A. 3 July 1688. James II, pp. 119, 154, 264 : but Wood 

^ Samuel Parker, bishop of Oxford, would be little likely to converse with 

president of Magd. Coll. such a junior. 

* there was a Charles Wootton ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 173. 



Dec. 17, S., terme ended and not 50 matriculated in it. 

Dec. 19, M., to Mary North for another pair of stockyngs, 4^. 

[John Trevor ^, a Dublin man borne, son of Mark Trevor esq. and brother to 
the viscount of Dungannon, died, S., ult. Decemb. 1687, aged 28 or thereabouts, 
having been a little before on the same day shot by accident in the head by a gun 
from the hand of his yonger brother Mark Trevor. He was buried, T., 3 Jan. 
i68|-, in the west isle joyning to the north trancept of Ch. Ch. cathedrall (of 
which house he and his brother were gentlemen commoners) on the left or north 
side of Sir Henry Gage's grave. (Arms : — ) 'parted per bend sinister ermin an 
ermins, a lyon rampant or.'] 

This yeare came out a world of pamphlets pro and con between 
papists and protestants but not one put out by any scholar living in 
Oxon. — quaere whether any of Ch. Ch. against Mr. (Obadiah) 
Walker. It is to be observed also that before the Act of Toleradon 
was published, it was vehemently reported a quarter of an yeare before 
(before 'twas published) that 'twould come out ; what therefore had it 
been for the archbishop and bishops to put up a petition to the King 
for upholding and maintaining the Church of England. 

In the winter time this yeare, 1687, Sir William Walter of Sarsden 
bought of Unton Croke the farme in Hedington parish called ' The 
Wyke/ Unton Croke changed Mert. Coll. lease at Chetwood in 
Bucks with . . . , bart., for the Wyke post annum 1665. 

(^Magdalen College case, May — Nov. 1687.) 

(In the Almanac for June, Oct., and Nov. this year are some notes 
about Magd. Coll. case^ which it seems most convenient to bring 
together in one place here : — ) 

May 30, M., vicepresident and fellows of Magd. Coll. received a 
summons to appeare before the ecclesiasticall commissioners on Mun- 
day 6 June, to render an account why they did not admit Mr. 
Anthony Farmer president of Magd. Coll. according to the King's 

June 6, M., Dr. (Charles) Aldsworth vicepresident, (and) certaine 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 173. 

^ see J. R. Bloxam's ' Magdalen 
College and King James II' (O.H.S.) 
1886. Among the Wood books are 
copies of the two editions of the ' Im- 
partial Relation of the proceedings 
against St. Mary Magdalen College in 
Oxford,' see Bloxam, I.e., p. xl. Wood 
517 (i) is the first edition, which Wood 
notes to have been ' published in Oxon 
about the beginning of Feb. 1687,' i.e. |. 

Wood 517 (3) is the second edition; 
Wood has marked the words ' collected 
by a fellow of the said Colledge,' and 
attached to them a note ' I have enquired 
but cannot learne by whome.' He paid 
for it ' 15 ; 22 Mar. 1689/ i. e. A 
hand (not Wood's) has a note ' Mr. 
Thomas Collins, schoolmaster of Magd. 
Coll., hath several times told me Mr. 
Henry Fairfax was author of the follow- 
ing narrative.' 

MAY— JUNE, 1687. 


fellows (of whome Dr. Henry Fairfax was one) appeared at West- 
minster before the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. (See news letter 
dated June 7 (T.) num. i, 1687 and num. 3 p. 2.) Ordered then to 
appeare againe June 13, IM. 

June 13, M., they appeared (and what was then done, see news letter 
dated June 14 num. i, 2). Ordered then to appeare againe June 22, 

June 22, W., appeared— where the vicepresident and severall of tlie 
fellows brought many foul things against Mr. (Anthony) Farmer 
while he continued in Trin. Coll. in Cambridg, attested by several 
hands there, of his debauchery and lechery, that he used to tongue a 
certaine woman there.— Dr. (Charles) Aldworth, vicepresident, put 
out of his place of vicepresident ; Dr. (Henry) Fairfax suspended of 
his fellowship ; John Hough pronounced not president (see news 
letter Th., June 23 num. i in marg.) 

24 June, Friday, the mcssinger (Thomas) Atterbury came to the 
College desiring the sen(ior) fell(o\vs) to call a meeting to pronounce 
the sentence of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners— viz. the president's 
place void, (Charles) Aldsworth to be put out of his place of vice- 
president, and (Henry) Fairfax suspended— but no sen(ior) fell(ow) 
could be found to execute the sentence, so he went away re infccta 
(see news letter dated S., July 2, 1687, num. 2). 

[Part^ of a letter from Dr. (Thomas) Lane, from Doctors Com- 
mons, dated June 24, 1687. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners 

mett yesterday at 10 a clock and Magd. Coll. being called in and 
asked what they had farther to add, the vicepraesident delivered in 
several testimonies of Mr. (Anthony) Farmer s lewd life and conversa- 
tion, and amongst the rest a subscribed paper imder his own hand 
from Trin. Coll. Cambr. in which he confesses he had done things 
deserving expulsion and unworthy of a Christian. There was tonguing 
of his landlady, his taking money to bring naked women into com- 
pany, his being usher to a Presbyterian scholemaster, and several 
other particulars of his life rip't up. These being read 2, the Coll. was 
order'd to withdraw and after about an hour's recesse being call'd in, 
my Lord Chancellor ^ said : — 

' Gentlemen, to give you some satisfaction, I by my Lords' order informe yon 
that we sitt judges of you here under a double capacity, first. As we are the King's 

^ this document is not in Wood's 
hand, but is endorsed by him ' part of 
a letter sent to Dr. John Conant from 
Dr. Thomas Lane.' 

2 Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and K. 
James II ' pp. 69-71. 

^ George Jeffries, lord Jeffries. 


Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and, 2dly, As Visitors of the Universitys ; and 
because you have not shew'd that duty and loyalty to the King as formerly, my 
Lords doe decree that Mr. J(ohn) Huffe^ is not nor shall not be henceforth 
esteem'd president, but that place is void ; and you, Mr. vicepresident, shall be 
suspended from your place ' (I suppose he meant onely from the vicepresident's 
place) ' during pleasure ; and you, Dr. Fairfax, for your forwardness and rude 
behaviour, from your fellowship.' 

And this was all, and no directions what they should doe for the 
future, and noe mention of Mr. Farmer.] 

July I, F., Mr. (Anthony) Farmour of Magd. Coll. and the fellows 
appeared (see news letter July 2 (S.) num. i). 

July 8, F., all the fellows received a summons to appeare before the 
commissioners, July 29, F. 

July 29, F.,the fellows of Magd. Coll. appeared before the Commis- 
sioners, defer'd till Aug. 5, F., quaere. (See also supra, p. 223.) 

Aug. 2, Tuesday, on the west chapel dore of Magd. Coll. were two 
papers nailed to the dore, one contained the King's and Commis- 
sioners' order dated 22 June, whereby Mr. John Hough, B.D., was 
removed from his presidentship. Another of the same date whereby 
Dr. (Charles) Aldsworth, LL.D., vicepresident, was removed from his 
office and Dr. Henry Fairfax suspended from his fellowship. 

Bishop of Oxford (Samuel Parker) received a letter ^ from his 
majestic to be president of Magd. Coll. ; vide news letters Aug. 23 (T.). 
A second letter ^ from his majesty for the bishop of Oxford (see news 
letter (S.) 3 Sept. 1687). 

4 Sept., Su., Magd. Coll. reprimanded ^ (see news letters, Sept. 8, 
Th.). See papers of Entertainments. 

Sept. 5, M., sent a petition ^ after the king by the Earl of Sunder- 
land, secretary. 

Oct. ^ 3 or 4, went to the King at Wijidsore to desire his favour not 
to be expelled. 

A citation dated 1 7 Oct., M., was stuck on Magd. Coll. outer gate 
(on the) i9(th) of the same month for Magd, Coll. men to be visited 
on Friday the 21st and so de die in diem, by Dr. Thomas Cartwright 
(bishop of Chester), (Sir Robert) Wright (knight, (Lord Chief Justice)), 
( Sir Thomas) Jenner (knight, recorder of London ^.) 

^ i.e. Hough. Bloxam ut supra, p. 104. 

2 Bloxam's * Magd. Coll. and King « a slip ; Sir Thomas Jenner had 

James II' p. 82. vacated his recordership of London on 

^ ibid., p. 87. his appointment to be a Junior Baron 

* ibid., p. 92. of the Exchequer (13 Feb. i68f). Lut- 

this note is scored out and marked trell i. 372. 
' fals.' See the source of the rumour in 

JULY — NOV. 1687. 


Oct. 20, Th., the said three commissioners entred Oxford in 2 
coaches about 2 in the afternoone, conducted by severall troopes of 
horse to the lodgings at Mr. Brooks house the under-sherriff against 
the Bull Inn. All the troopers mustered that day on Bullington Green 
and when they had done they tarried for them. 

Oct. 21, F., sate in the common hall, morning, till prayers began 
and then they went ther to the chapel. In the afternoone also, and at 
4 they adjourned ^ to the common roome. 

At 8 in the morn next day (Oct. 22, Sat.), sate in the common 
chamber, dismis'd the president: <he> retired to his lodgings and 
kept them shut. 

At night, (Gilbert) Ironside the vicechancellor gave them a visit at 
Brooks house, and after came in Dr. (Henry) Beeston of New Coll., 
Dr. (Byrom) Eaton of Gloc. Hall (lately rob'd), Dr. (Fitzherbert) 
Adams (rector of Line). The bishop of Chester's son ^ of Trin. Coll. 
was there, entertained three of the bedells with a botde of claret, 
drank 'a health to the prosperitie of the University,' ' of the Church.' 

28 Oct., F., 1687, the Commissioners met in morning; Mr. 
(George) Fulham told them that their installment and admission of 
the president (the bishop of Oxon ') was illegall because the(y) did it 
without the posse comitatus — wherefore he was suspended ^ On con- 
clusion that morning they prorogued till 16 Nov., W. In the after- 
noone they departed home. 

[The-' forme of expulsion of 25 fellowes from Magdalen College 
made by the three commissioners, viz. bishop of Chester (Thomas 
Cartwright), justice (Sir Robert) Wright, justice (Sir Thomas) 
Jennour : stuck up on the College gate ^ on Wednesday about noon, 
16 Nov. 1687. 

" Whereas in our Visitation of Magdalen College it appeares unto us that 
Dr. Charles Aldworth, vicepresident 
Dr. Alexander Pudsey, Th. D. 
Dr. John Smith, M.D. 
Dr. Thomas Baylie, Th. D., lector Th. 
Dr. Thomas Stafford, LL.D. 
Mr. Robert Almond 
Mr. Manikering'' Hammond 
Mr. John Rogers 

^ MS. has ' adjoyned,' by a slip. 

2 John Cartwright, of Trin. C.Cambr. 

^ Samuel Parker. 

* Bloxam's *Magd, Coll. and King 
James II,' p. 172. 

^ note by Wood on a slip now in 
MS. Rawl. D olim 1290. 

^ Wood notes in margin : — ' see the 
Gazet of ult. Nov. 1687.' 

' Wood notes Manwaring.' 


Mr. Richard Strickland 
Mr. Henry Dobson 
Mr. James Baylie 
Mr. John Davies 
Mr. Francis Bagshaw 
Mr. James Fayrer 
Mr, Joseph Hawworth ^ 
Mr. Thomas Bateman 
Mr. George Hunt 
Mr. William Cradock 
Mr. John Guilman 
Mr. George Fulham 
Mr. Charles Peniston 
Mr. Robert Hyde 
Mr. Edward Yerbnry 
Mr. Henry Holden 
Mr. Stephen Weelks 

" fellowes of the said College have been guiltie of disobedience to his majestie's 
" commands and obstinately contemned his royall authoritie and doth still per- 
*' versely go on in the same, wee have thought fit upon mature consideration 
" thereof to declare pronounce and decree that the fellowes of the said College be 
" expelled and deprived of their fellowships, and accordingly we do deprive and 
" expell them from the same. 

" Given under our seals, i6 Nov. 1687." 

When these were pronounced expelled in the common chamber, for 
there they sate, many of the demies that were there desired to be ex- 
pelled also.] 

When 25 fellows of Magd. Coll. were turned out ^ Dr. (Thomas) 
Smith (was) left. Whereupon he was reported to be a papist, 
especially when the French Gazet from Harlem came out wherein his 
name was mentioned. Nov. i8th, F., he went to London to clear 
himself from that scandall to his friends at Whitehall, or else for 
shame. This turning out is in recompence for the taking up arraes 
for the king against Monmouth and for the entertaining him (4 Sept.). 
Many of the demies desired the commissioners to be turned out too — 
so Mr. (William) Joyner from the Commissioners. 

(The) dean of Ch. Ch. (John Massy), Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, 
(William) Joyner, (Robert) Charnock, (Thomas) Higgins, dined ^ 
with the Commissioners. 

' 'Harwar'; Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. 
and K. James II,' p. 204. 

on 16 Nov., ztt supra. 

a slip inserted in the Aim, for Sept. 
says ' Tlicy sent to Ironside to come 

and sup with them : (he replied) I 
cannot come, I eat no supper " I can . . 
— It perhaps refers to a refusal to be 
present at this party. Gilbert Ironside, 
warden of Waclham, vice-chancellor. 

NOV. 1687 — JAN. 1688. 

(The presence of troops in Oxford this year is shown by entries in 
the parish registers; e.g. in S. Michael's Burials Register 'William 
Dickings, buryed Dec. the i6, a souldier.') 

168| and 1688: 4 Jac. II: Wood aet. 56. 

(At the beginning and end of this Almanac are these notes : — ) 

John Diinster, a Somersetshire man, proctor of the University i6ii, published 

" A ^ litterall exposition of the 79 psalm." 

Fr<ancis) Puccius ^ epitaph in the church of St. Onuphrim at Rome ; quaere 

register about 1600. 

Dr. (Robert) Plot told me that Charles Cotton of Staffordshire, gent., whome 
he mentions in the ' NaturaU^ History of Staffordshire,' p. 276, died at London 
1688. He told me 22 Mar. (16)89 (i. e. ) that he had been dead an yeare and 
an half. 

(There are also these memoranda in connection with the Athcnae :— ) 
Jan. I, Su., (to) William Rogers for Mr. Thomas Wolnough and Dr. William 
Loe at Gloucester. 

Jan. 6, F., letter to Mr. (Richard) Chiswell* for Mr. Richard Smith's catalogue 
of works and his life. 

Jan. 7, S., I reminded the bishop of S. Asaph (William Lloyd) about my queries, 
he being then at Suningwell. 

Jan. 8, Su., (to) Mr. (Thomas) Sykes about Im(manuel) Bourne. 

Jan. 22, Su., letter^ to Sir John Dugdale about John Davenport bachelor of 
Divinity of Newhaven in England. 

Eodem die, (to) Mr. . . . Edwards a note to enquire about Richard Werg ^ and 
John Shaw of Newcastle. 

29 Jan., Su., to Dr. John Smith about Peter Walsh and Dr. William B(isho)p. 

Eodem die, (to) Sir Henry St. Georg (for a) copy of Sir Thomas Clayton's 

Feb. 3, F., at night, 5^ (^d for gazets to Mr. Heywood the lawyer to be brought 
from London. 

Feb. 7, T., (to) Sir Edward Sherburne about a College lease of 300/2. per 
annum and (for the) obit and place of buriall of poet (Richard) Lovelace from his 
sister Caesar wife of Robert Caesar. 

^ John Dunster, 'Prodromos, or the 
litterall destruction of Jerusalem as 
described in Psm. LXXix,' Lond. 161 3, 

2 Clark's Reg. Univ. Oxon. H, i. 379. 

3 Oxf. 1686, fol. 

* a bookseller in London, see supra, 
note 4, p. 206. 

5 the following letter inserted in the 
beginning of this Almanac is Dugdale's 
reply (autograph) — 'Lond. 24 Jan. 87, 
Sir, I received yours of 22 instant. As 
to your queries I will send to Coventrie for 

a solution to them and give you as soon 
as I can get it from some of the relation 
there who doubtless can give a true ac- 
count of that NonCon(formist) preacher. 
So with my hearty respect to you, I am 
your assured friend and servant John 
Dugdale.' The address is ' (For) Mr. 
Anth. Wood, at his (lodg)ing neare 
Merton College Oxford.' A small seal 
is attached * ... a cross double pom- 
melled, an annulet in left-top corner,' 
The binder has dipt off some letters. 
^ MS. has ' John Werg ' by a slip. 


Feb. 7, T., to Rome, by William Rogers, for the obit of Dr. Johannes Pricaeus, 
{and the) epitaph of Francis Puccius. 

March, (to) John Aubrey, (for) Georg Wild of Edmimd Wild. 

By Mr. (John) Aubrey, Apr. 4, W., 1688, (i) letter to Mr. . . . Turner concern- 
ing John Sarjeant, Dr. . . . Smith. [Delivered \] — (2) Note to Mr. Ashmole for 
Will. Lylie's life, writings of Sir Edward Kelly, of Sir Richard Napier. [He ^ will 
not part with Lilly's life.] — (3) Titles of judg (Henry) Roll's reports to be tran- 
scribed by Mr. Aubrey. — (4) (to) Edmund Wild concerning judge Georg Wild. — 
(5) (to) Mr. . . . Markham for Will. Browne the poet. [Nothing (6) Dr. 
(Thomas) Pittys his burial. — (7) (to) Brinknorth in Malmsbury hundred for 
Tobias Crispe. — (8) enquiries of Thomas Stephens of Holborne for Thomas 
Stephens the writer (Cantab.).— (9) Mr. . . . Paschall for knowledge concerning 
judge (Henry) RoUe. — (10) enquiries of Mr. . . . Birket* concerning Benjamin 
Wells of Alls. Coll. 

May 8, T., letter to Mr. N(athaniel) Freind of Bristow to be sent to Mr. . . . 
Stephens of Tedbury concerning the Stephens. 

Eodem die, to Mr. (? Matthew) Hutton, concerning his Notes. 
May 21, M., Mr. Haly, Mr. Doyly. 

May 22, T., to the bishop of Exeter (Thomas Lamplugh) for catalogues of 
deanes, archdeacons, chancellors of Exeter. 

28 June, Th., letter to Dr. (Thomas) Barlow about Serjeant William Sheppard 
and William Troughton. [No ^ answer,] 

July 21, S., to Dr. (Toby) Garbrand about Samuel Fisher. 

Sept. 13, Th., to William Dewy about Arthur Pits. 

Sept. 14, F., to Mr. Thomas Danson for information of William Sheppard from 
his daughter Mris Johnson of Abendon, and for information of himself. 

Sept. 15, S., to Sir Edward Sherburne about Thomas Carew the poet. 

Eodem die, to Dr. N(athaniel) Johnston about Dr. Edmund Deane and Mr, 
Henry Swinbourne. [No ^ answer.] 

Sept. 20, Th., (to) Dr. (George) Hicks about Gervase Warmstrey's works and 

Oct. 9, T., to Mr. (William) Hopkins about catalogum canonicorum Wigorn., 
(and about) (Robert) Johnson, (and) (Henry) Joliff. 

Oct. 13, S., to Mr. (Thomas) Fairfax about Arthur Pits to Douay. 

Oct. 14, Su., to Mr. Aubrey how to find out H(enry) Birket ^ and to send a letter 
to Olor Iscanus for the obit of Dr. John David Rhes. 

Nov. 4, Su., about Fab(ian) Hicks, . . . Philips ; to Silvester Vaghan for John 
David Rhese. 

Nov. 28, W., (to) Sir Henry S. Georg (about) P. Plunket, (and) G(eorge) 

Dec. 15, S., (to) Mr. Hody ^ about Sir John Popham. 

January. — Jan. 2, Munday, between 12 and i post meridiem 
hapned a fire in Ch. Ch. great quadrangle on the north side in the 
lodgings of Dr. Anthony Ratcliff, canon, occasioned by the negligence 

' added later. 

2 added later. The MS. in question 
is now ' MS. Ashm. 421 ' fol. 178-224. 
added later. 

* perhaps John Birkett, M.A. Queen's, 
6 July 1682. 

added later. 

^ added later. 

^ i. e. Henry Birkhead. 

^ possibly Humphrey Hody or Rich- 
ard Hody, both M.A. Wadh. 19 June 

JANUARY, 1688. 253 

of a student and freshman, chamberfellowes, who left fier in the cham- 
ber when they went to dinner. 

Wedn., 4 Jan., died at London the lord Broncard ' (quaere his 
Xtian name) ; left his estate to Sir Charles Middleton ^ Fasti 1648. 

Jan. 5, Th., at Font's Tavern with Mr. (Arthur) Charlet and Mr. 
(Henry) Barker of Trin. Mr. Charlet then told me, as he had 
received it from severall persons that were travellers, that the arch- 
bishop ' of Lisbone, a great scholar and virtuoso, who had spent six 
thousand pound in buying of books, had but two books in his study 
that were written by hereticks or had severall matters in them against 
the papists, and one of them two was the ' Hist, and Antiquities of the 
Univ. of Oxon/ ; for he had heard that the authour had writ honestly 
and what was put in against the papists was done by another hand \ 
Michael Geddes told him this. 

Jan. 7, S., Mr. Richard Reeves came from France to London with 
intentions to come to Oxford to teach schoole at Magd. Coll., which 
place he left 1673. Ut fertur tantum^ : vide post. 

Jan. 8, Su., Dr. (William) Gold told me that Dr. (Thomas) Lane 

of our Coll. was turn'd papist and was to go Secretary to 

embassador into Hungary to congratulate the coronation of the King 
there. Vide postea in this month. Dr. (Thomas) Lane of Merton 
Coll. vide ' Cat. ^ Soc. Coll. Mert.' 

Jan. 9, M., six new popish fellowes admitted fellowes of Magd. 


10 Jan., T., Mr. Thomas Collins, schoolmaster of Magd. Coll., 
return d from London after he bad been there some time to gaine 
a fellowship of Magd. Coll. and not turne Roman Catholic. In his 
absence Mr. (Richard) Wright, his usher, left his place and carried 
away most (of) his scholars to teach them privatly in the great stone- 
house against the Checquer Inn. 'Tis said Mr. Collins hath lost his 
reputation among his friends. 

11 Jan., W., at four in the afternoone 4' more (popish fellowes) 
admitted (at Magd. Coll.) ; vide post. 

Upon the admission of 10 new fellows of Magd. Coll. (9th and 
nth of Jan.) Mr. (Robert) Charnock the vice-president gave out 

1 Henry Brounker, 3rd viscount ^ Wood by this indicates a dubious 
Brounker. report. 

2 Sir Charles Littleton, see Evelyn's ' a MS. by Wood now partly in the 
Diary under date 24 Mar. i68|. Ballard MSS. in BodL, partly at Merton 

2 Ludovicus de Sousa, a Cardinal in Coll. ^ 
1697, died 1702. ' '4'substitutedfor'5 seeBloxam s 

* i. e. by Dr. John Fell. 'Magd. Coll. and James II,' p. 232. 



that they would make use of the Coll. in a popish way, whereupon all 
plebeians frequent it on Sundays and some on Holydayes to keep 
them out. The outward chappell full and the pavement full. The 
bell on Sunday nights tolls late when other chappells are done, 
purposely that scholars may participate of that service. 

Jan.^ 1687 (i.e. |), upon the ejection of Magd. Coll. fellows and 
the major part of (the) demies, it was given out by Mr. (Robert) 
Charnoc (the vice-president) that mass should be said in the 
chappell. Wherupon people resorted to that place more than or- 
dinary to fill up the chappel to prevent it, especially on Sundayes. 
They have got the hint ; and all people flock the more, and Masters 
of Arts of other houses fill up the fellows' seats. 

[Sabina Meriton ^ alias Bowes of Aldenham in Hertfordshire did by will dated 
. . . Oct, 1683 give her estate after payment of her debts, legacies, and funeral ex- 
penses to the University of Oxford ; which came to seaven hundred seventy and 
seven pounds five shillings and ten pence. For which the Universitie gave a 
generall acquittance, Th., 12 Jan., 3 Jac. II, i68-|.] 

Jan. 13, Friday, St. Peter's (in the East) bell rung out for ^ 

of Queen's College. 

Jan. 16, M., fourteen demies turn'd out by the new fellows of 
Magd. Coll. for disobedience to the president ; vide alibi ^. 

Jan. 19, Th., (Edward Henry Lee) earl of Liechfield, lord leiv- 
tenant of Oxfordshire, at the Cross Inn to meet with the country 
gentlemen to take of(f) the tester but 4 or 5 or 6 there. (He) 
took each apart in a withdrawing-roome. 

Jan 20, Friday, at Turl Coffey-house, inter horas 4 et 5, Mr. 
(Walter) Howell ^ of Jes. Coll., a black ^ man, told me in the presence 
of Mr. (Arthur) Charlet and another of Jes. Coll. in a tufted gowne 
that I play'd at cards with Mr. (Richard) Reeves at 4 of the clock 
on Sunday in the afternoone and that a gent, of 400//. per annum 
told him. 

Jan. 21, Sat., a scattered libell taken up by Georg Thompson, butler 
of Alls. Coll., containing an accompt of 3 women to be brought to 
bed and if any of the children is a boy, he must be nursed up and be 

^ this note is inserted at the begin- 
ning of the Almanac for 1687. 

2 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. iig. 

" probably Anthony Tonstall (M.A. 
Queen's Coll. 8 July 1680), whose will 
was proved i Feb. i68|- : John Griffiths' 
Index to Oxford Wills. 

* see Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and 
James II/ p. 232. 

•'' i. e. to ask their support for the 
king in his effort to procure the repeal 
of the Penal Laws and the Test Act: 
see Luttrell i. 419, 420 (Nov. 1687) and 
i. 422 (Dec. 1687). 

" Walter Howell, B.D. Jes. 8 July 

' i. e. ' dark ' as opposed to 'fair.' 

JANUARY, 1688. 


King ^ Delivered by Thompson to a justice of peace (quaere, Mr. 
<Obadiah> Walker). 

Jan. 23, M., the vicechancellor ^ with the president of Magd. Coll. 
((Samuel Parker) bishop of Oxford) to tell him that he will not 
permit the new fellows to weare gownes unless matriculated. 

(Matthew) TyndalP of All Souls Coll., LL. Dr., a great frequenter 
of Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's club. 

[Arthur Thompson*, lately gentleman commoner of St. Edmund's hall, son and 
heir of Sir John Thompson a nonconformist baronet ^ died in the hired house of his 
father in the parish of St. Peter in the East Oxon (in that house which was lately 
rented by Dr. James Hyde of Dr. Nicholas Stratford deane of S. Asaph) on Friday 
27 January i6S|. Whereupon his body was carried to Haversham in Bucks and 
buried in the church there among his relations. (Arms :— > ' or, on a fess indented 
azure 3 starrs argent, a canton azure charged with a sun in its glory, over all a file 
with 3 labells gules.' His mother Frances was daughter of Arthur (Annesley) 
(first) earl of Anglesey.] 

Jan. 29, Su., fl(annel) shi(rt). 

29 Jan., Su., a libell stuck up on Ch. Ch. dore of Dublin reflecting much on the 
King, Queen, and Queen dowager ; the author not discovered. The like on the 
Temple Church dore ; quaere letters. 

29 Jan., Sunday, a thanksgiving^ throut the nation (London ex- 
cepted) for (the) Queen being breeding. Her breeding was occasion'd 
as the papists say by the prayers of the chaplayne of Our Lady of 
Loretto to whome the duchess of Modena (mother to the said Queen) 
bequeathed a golden heart at her death, purposely to pray for her 
breeding a son : but the Protestants say 'twas by her being at the 
Bath last August. No bells in Oxford rang but Ch. Ch. and Magd. 
Coll., the first by the command of the deane, the other by the presi- 
dent and new fellowes ; and at 9 at night Great Tom rung. Bonfiers 
at severall colleges, Magd., Ch. Ch., Allsouls, Queen's, St. Alban 
Hall. Mr. (William) Lancaster of Queen's Coll. preached in the 
morning; and Mr. (John) Norris^ of Alls. Coll. in the afternoon. 

^ thus early had preparations been 
made to throw doubt on the genuine- 
ness of the expected Prince of Wales' 

^ Gilbert Ironsid e , warden of Wadham . 

^ Matthew Tindall admitted com- 
moner of Line. Coll. 21 Mar. 167I, 
* son of John Tindall, rector of Beer- 
ferris (i. e. Bere Ferrers) Devonshire, 
born at Beerferris, aetat. 15'; B.A. 
Exet. 17 Oct. 1676 ; B.C.L. Allsoxils 17 
Dec. 1679 ; D.C.L. 7 July 1685. 

* note in Wood MS. F 4 p. 174. 
Burke's Extinct Baronetage gives as 
issue of Sir John Thompson of Havers- 
ham (created baronet 12 Dec. 1673, and 
created baron Haversham in 1696) two 
sons, Maurice, and George. 

^ ' baronet ' is substituted for 'knight.' 

^ Luttrell i. 426. Wood 883 (3) is 
the ' Form of prayer for the Queen's 
delivery,' Lond. 1688. 

' John Norris, B.A. Exet. 15 June 
1680, M.A. Alls. 22 Apr. 1684. 



Tuesd., 31 Jan. 1687 <i. e. one or three demies^ inviting the 
14 lately expelled to dinner, they dined at the demies' table in the 
hall, had severall dishes of meat, sate with their hats cock'd in 
defiance of the new masters, continued sitting after the masters had 
risen, drank healths (' confusion to the Pope/ quaere). After dinner 
Mr. (Robert) Charnock the vice-president and several of the fellows 
went to Wadham Coll. the backway and complained to (Gilbert) 
Ironsides the vicechancellor of the rudeness of those masters. In the 
evening of that day the said 3 demies were expell'd. Mr. . . . Scars- 
brig tells me that Mr. . . . Lucy ^ who invited the said demies, had 
his gowne taken of his back and expel'd the University ; the other 
two demies fined ^os ; and the 14 bound to their good behaviour ^ 

February. — Feb. i, Wedn., . . . Angelo, a Frenchman, General of 
the Carmes, aet. 50 or more, left Oxford after he had lodged about 
3 or 4 nights at the Mitre. He lives at Amsterdam and hath a 1000 
soules that he preaches to there. (He) transcribed several things 
from my book ' de ^ Carmelitis,' — so Mr. (Thomas) Deane, — desirous 
to see me but (did) not. 

Feb. I, Wedn., Mris Margaret Barry at John Barret's, daughter of 
Edward Barry of Hampton Gay, was married to . . . O'connier, an 
Irishman and common trooper. Taken out of Mr. Barret's house by 
O'connier and 4 or 5 troopers xi Feb., Sat. 'Tis reported since they 
were married 9 Jan., M. 

6 Feb., Munday, the king's inauguration day solemnly observed at 
Oxon., Mr. (Samuel) Adams, fellow of Exeter Coll., preached at St. 
Marie's ; the generallity of the bells rung ; bonfiers. 

Feb. 10, F., Scholastica's day, all things carried well at St. Marie's. 

Feb. ID, F., S. Scholastica's day, in the morning reported that Samuel 
(Parker), bishop of Oxford, is dead. 

Eodem die 1 7 demies that were expelled appeared in the vice-chan- 
cellor's court to answer for the riot committed in Magd. Coll. hall, 3 1 
Jan; Feb. xi, S., appeared againe and what became of them quaere post. 

Feb. 16, Thursd., severall persons removed out of counsell house 
at Oxford, viz. Sir WilHam Walker (knight, alderman), Thomas 
Fifeild (alderman) — in their places alderman William Wright (who 
gave an entcitainmcnt), Robert Pauling (mercer). 

^ Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and James ^ here followed ' quaere ultra,' scored 

II,' p. 236. out. 

i.e. Charles Livesay, ibid. p. 236; ^ Wood's Hist, et Antiq. Univ. Oxon. 

r.loxam's Reg. Coll. Magd. iii. p. 40 ; lib. I, pp. 98-104; see Clark's Wood's 

B.A. 13 Feb. i68i:'. Cily of Oxford, ii. p. 413. 

JAN. — MARCH, 1688. 


Sir John Doyly, Sir (Robert) Dashwood, . . . Herbert of Kingsey 
— in a paper elswhere. 

Feb. 25, Festum Ovorum (Egg-Saturday), about 80 bachelors pre- 
sented ad determinandum. 

28 Feb., Shrovetuesday, the rabble of York assembled, offered violence to the 
house of a certaine gentleman there (supposed a Jesuit) by breaking and pulling 
downe, but were soon dispersed by two companies. This in one letter at Woolley's 
— see another that I have of March 6, T. 

Feb. 29, W., cl(ean) sheets. 

In this month ^ died Dr. William Hore, preb. of Worcester, in the parish of 
S. Saviour in Southwark — so Dr. Thomas Smith. 

Several of the new fellows (papists) that are setled in Magd. Coll. 
goe in mourning gownes and when in the street are girned at, flouted, 
and sometimes cal'd after with ill names ; nay, and not contented 
with that, some waggish quarrelsome scholars that are protestants 
will goe into their groves and water-walks to meet them purposely 
to girn at and flout them. Which matter being much resented by 
the new fellows they have caused the great dore next to Magd. Hall 
(thro' which passes horses and carts), the little dore that leads from 
the cloister, and the dore leading from the kitchin into the grove 
and water-walks, to be alwaies kept shut and none to have passaeg 
thro' those dores to abuse them. These dores were commanded to 
be kept shut before the middle of this month. 

Note that when Dr. (John) Fell was deane of Ch. Ch. there were 
usually 35 or 36 gentlemen-commoners and 8 or 10 noblemen; now 
since this last Xtmas there are but 2 gentlemen-commoners and not 
one noble man. Not one commoner of Magd. Coll. and not one 
noble man. 

March. — [John Chetham or Chitham ^ a leivtenant in the earl of 
Peterborough's regiment quartering in Oxon, son of . . . Chetham 
leivtenant-colonell in the same regiment (formerly an officer under 
Oliver Cromwell), died in the house of one Dudley a glover opposit 
to the Theater, on, Th., the first of March i68|^ ; and was the next 
day buried in the chancell of S. Martin's church in Oxon, being then 
attended by the regiment to his grave. (Arms : — ) * sable, a griffin 
rampant or within a bordure gules charged with 8 bezants ' : creast 
is ' a demy griffin rampant or issuing out of a wreath or and sable.' 
Descended ^ from the Chethams of Cheshier.] 

March 2, F., (John) Chitham, a leivtenant of horse, son of leivtenant-coll. . . . 

^ his successor was installed 8 Mar. ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 1 74. 
i68|. 3 |-]^jg sentence is in pencil only. 

VOL. Ill, S 


Chetham (sometimes a major under Oliver), was buried in St. Martin's church. 
Died at Dudley's, a glover, against the Theater. 

- March 2, F., four more new fellows ^ of Magd. Coll. admitted. 

[Mar.'^ 2, 1687 (i.e. |) Mary Hobrey, a popish French midwife, 
was burnt in Leycester feilds neare London for murthering her 
drunken husband, a Protestant.] 

March 4, Su., dined with Mr. (William) Joyner, bursar of Magd. 
Coll., who told me that the fellows of Magd. Coll. who were turn'd 
out in Nov. going before, had pawn d most part of the Coll. plate ^ ; 
that he (the said Mr. Joyner) had then received no rents or had 
any fines come in; and that the Coll. was behind hand. They 
pawn'd it to Dan. Porter ^ for -700/2*. to carry on the controversies 
between the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the president and 
fellows. [Onlie ^ 150//. pawned to Dan. Porter.] 

[Robert Newlin^ D. of D. and president of Corp. Xti Coll. in Oxon, son of 
Richard Newlin of Goldley or Goldleigh in the parish of Prior's Deane in Hamp- 
shire, died in his lodgings neare to C. C. Coll. on Munday night about 12 of 
the clock, 5 of March i68|-, aged 90 or more ; and was buried 3 dayes after in 
the outer chappell of the said College. (Arms :— > ' argent, on a chevron gules 
surmounted with a cross pattee fitchee gules 3 bezants ; impaling, vert, a griffin 
rampant or.' He took to wife about an yeare before his majesty Charles II his 
restauration, Jane the daughter of Dr. Daniel Collins prebendarie of Windsore, 
widdow of William Dring a clergie man ; but had no issue by her. The said 
Dring left her a joynture of 40//. per annum, which was all that maintained them 
till the said Dr. Newlin was restored to his presidentship from which he was ejected 
by the parliamentarian Visitors anno 1648.— Jane, widdow of the said Dr. Newlin 
died in the house of alderman . . . Eustace in S. Marie's parish in Oxon, 22 May, 
1694; buried at Mortimer in Berks by her first husband.] 

March 6, Tuesday, inter 1 2 et i ante meridiem ^, died Dr. Robert 
Newlin, president of C.C.C., aged 90 or therabouts, which hapned 
from a soare foot which caused the toes to rot oft'. 

Mar. II, Su., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Mar. 13, T., Dr. (Thomas) Turner elected president of C. C. C. 
News letter at Halls dated T., Mar. 13, 1687 (i. e. |), saith that the learned Mr. 

^ see Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and 
James II,' p. 239. 

2 note in Wood 365 (33) ' A hellish 
murder committed by a French mid- 
wife on the body of her husband Jan. 
27, i68|,' Lond. 1688. Wood notes 
* this pamphlet was published before or 
about the time she was burnt.' 

' in Luttrcll i. 469 the embezzlement 
of the College plate is attributed to the 

intruded (Romanist) fellows : but see 
Bloxam's Reg. Coll. Magd. ii. p. clviii. 

* goldsmith, of Oxford. 

^ this correction was added later. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 175. 
See Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 

' substituted for ' Mar. 5, Munday, at 
1 2 at night ' : a note here says ' Mar. 5, 
Dr. Newlin died, vide Catalogue.' 


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. . . Chetwood ^ hath the archdeaconry of Canterbury bestowed on him by the 
King which the bishop of Oxford held in commendam. 

[Mary Sayer ^, of the familie of the Sayers in Berks, died in Allsaints parish in 
the house of . . . King goldsmith on, T., the 13 March, i68|, aged 73 or there- 
abouts, and was buried at the upper end of the chancell of St. Ebbe's church within 
the citie of Oxon. (Arms : — ) 'argent an escocheon gules over all a bend between 
3 beares rampant sable; impaling, argent a fess ingrailed between 3 sea-gulls 
sable.' — Her first husband was one Roger Robinson, an attorney of S. Ebb's 
parish, by whome shee had several children, but all died young. — Her second 
husband was Edmund De la ere (Delacre) of Huntingdonshire but of French 
extract, by whome shee had issue Charles Delacre, a son, etc. This her second 
husband left her many yeares before shee died, and lives now in Jaimaca, where he 
with his son Charles are merchants, anno 1688.] 

Mar, 14, W., in the morning a common councill at Gild hall. 

Mar. 14, W., judge (Sir Richard) Allibon and judge (Sir Richard) 
Holloway came into Oxford to begin the assize ; the commission was 
opned that night inter 6 et 7 and 2 1 justices of peace of the countie 
were left out of whome some were Drs. and heads of houses, as Sir 
Thomas Clayton of Merton Coll., Dr. Henry Beeston of New Coll., 
Dr. John Lamphire. 

The next day, Mar. 1 5, Th., sermon at S. Marie's, judge Holloway 
there (who came in that morning from Wallingford) ; Mr. (Alexander) 
Croke ^ of Wadham Coll. preached (of the Crokes of Chilton). The 
High Sherriff, Sir Henry Browne of Kiddington, went to deane 
Massie's chapel at Ch. Ch. ; Mr. . . . Ward, a Jesuit, chaplain to dean 
Massy, preached to the popish auditory. They went to the Gild hall 
and nominated severall justices in the places of the former; some 
that had been ejected before, that had been violent enimies to papists, 
as esquire Hord. The High Sheriff had about 30 liveryes (green, 
faced with red), the assize * liveries being terminated, [not ^.] 

Strang alterations made at this time in regulating corporations and 
putting in and out justices of the peace and other officers, to the great 
discontent of the nation. Great things a(re) design'd which time 
will reveale. 

Father Peter Walsh died about the beginning of this month, or 
middle ; quaere at the latter end ^ of this Almanac, quaere Blount's 

^ probably Knightley Chetwood, 
prebendary of Wells and afterwards 
dean of Gloucester. The present report 
was false, Samuel Parker being suc- 
ceeded in the archdeaconry on 23 Mar. 
i68| by John Battely, D.D. 

2 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 175. 

3 Alexander Croke, M. A. Wadh. 6 June 

1 68 1 ; Gardiner's Reg.Coll. Wadh. p. 306. 

* MS. has < asside.' 

' 'not' is added later, perhaps as a 
contradiction of the last clause. 

^ the reference is to a slip now in- 
serted in June out of place, which 
formerly came after Dec. ; this note is 
given infra in square brackets. 

MARCH, 1688. 

letter, num. 68, vide Y. 2. letters, see in Dr. (Thomas) Barlow. 
[Father * Walsh, a moderat man and a secular priest, died about the 
middle of March i68| : he used to say after the duke of York was 
turned papist that ' if ever he should come to be King, then popery 
will take its farwell of England.' King Charles II used to say that 
* when he ^ came to be King he would not continue in the throne 
above 3 yeares.'] 

News letter dated 17 Mar., S., saith that the earl of Bolinbrok ^ dying without 
issue male, the title and estate goes to Paulet S. John, esquire. 

March 19, Munday, (Richard) Carter, brewer, elected alderman in 
the place of R(obert) Pauling, who refused to succeed alderman 
(Thomas) Fyfeild. Entred alibi. 

[Samuel Parker*, D.D., archdeacon of Canterbury and lord bishop of Oxon, as 
also president of S. Marie Magd. Coll. within the Universitie of Oxon, died in his 
lodgings, situat and being within the said College on Tuesday 20 March i68-|, 
about 7 of the clock in the evening, aged 47 and some months ; and was buried on 
Saturday 24 of the same month on the north side of the outer chappell belonging 
to the said College. (Arms : — ) * or on 3 escocheons sable as many pheons of the 
first ; impaling, parted per fesse indented azure and or.' He was the son of John 
Parker of Northampton educated in the common law in one of the Temples, who 
being an active man in the time of the rebellion, was made Sarjeant at Law by 
Oliver Cromwell. This Dr. Samuel Parker married Rebecca, daughter of . . . 
Phesant of London ^ ; by whome he had sons and daughters, of which only 2 sons 
were living at his death, viz. Gilbert and Samuel, Parker ; the former was godson 
to Gilbert Sheldon, archbishop of Canterbury.] 

Mar. 20, Tuesday, about 7 of the clock in the evening died Samuel 
Parker, D.D., bishop of Oxon and president of Magd. Coll., in 
his lodgings there. The bell did not ring out for him till Wedn. 
Mar. 21 inter boras 11 et 12. 

21 Mar., Wedn., inter boras 12 et i Magd. Coll. great bell rang 
out for the bishop of Oxon who died in Magd. Coll. the day before 
(Mar. 20) circa horam 7 post meridiem. 

Mar. 24, Sat., being the last day of the yeare (the same day was 
twel-month that Dr. Henry Clerk died) he was buried in south side 
of Magd. Coll. outer chappell circa horam 9 post meridiem ; six 
heads of houses held up the pall, and two doctors (whereof Dr. 
(John) Ludwell the physitian was one) followed him ; carried round 
the cloister by torchlight, the choristers singing before ; the armes of 

^ see preceding note. See Evelyn's St. John, third earl, was his brother. 

Diary under date 6 Jan. i68|. * note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 176. 

2 James, duke of York. ^ ' London ' is in pencil only. 
^ Oliver St. John, second earl ; Paulet 


his family impaled by those of the see of Oxon ; and prayers of the 
Church of England said in the chapel and at his grave * ; under the 
stone ^ of (William) Grey son of the baron (Grey) of Wilton. Mr. 
(Samuel) Junipher^ made a speech at his grave to his great com- 
mendation and spoke against Andrew Marvell. 

Upon the bishop's death (who would not suffer mass to be said 
(in) the chapel) (Robert) Charnock, a new convert and vice-presi- 
dent, secured the keys and denies protestant prayers to be said. The 
first time prayers were omitted was Wedn. Mar. 28. Bells were 
tolled at 10 in the morn, but word was sent that they 'spare their 
labour for no more prayers should be said there,' meaning protestant 

30 Mar., F., Dr. John Lamphire died, principal of Hart Hall and 
History Professor, aetat. 73 (quaere). William Thornton, of Wadh. 
Coll., admitted principal the next day. 

[John Lamphire*, Dr. of Phys., principal of Hart hall and historic professor of 
the Universitie of Oxon, son of George Lamphire somtimes an apothecarie in the 
citie of Winchester, died in his lodgings in Hart hall on Friday 30 of March 1688, 
aged 74 or thereabouts, sine prole. He was buried, M., 2 Apr., at the lower end 
of New Coll. chappell, neare to the west dore. (Arms : — ) ' azure, on a fess gules 
a cressant for a difference sable, between 3 lozenges or.'] 

Dr. Clegate ^ of Grey's Inn died (vide news letter) latter end of March. 

Mar. 31, Sat, (Bonaventure) Gifford, popish titular bishop, in- 
stalled president of Magd. Coll. by proxie ^ ; at the same time 7 
demies admitted. 

ApriL — Apr. 2, M., Convocation at 8 in the morning, Mr. Leopold 
William Finch, warden of Alls. Coll., Dr. (Charles) Aldworth, lately 

1 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
P- 349- 

2 Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
p. 332. 

^ Samuel Jenefar, M.A. Magd. C. 6 
May 1684; Bloxam's Reg. Coll. Magd. 
iii. 24; Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and 
James H,' p. 208. 

4 note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 176. In 
Wood MS. F I, on a slip at the end, is 
a note, in Dr. Lamphire's hand, extracted 
from William of Malmsbury. In Wood 
MS. F 27 is a paper ' Of the standing 
necessary to be proctor of the University 
of Oxon, with a list of proctors 1550- 
1667,' which Wood notes to be 'from 
the papers of Dr. John Lamphire, Apr. 
1688.' From the same source and, no 

doubt, at the same time. Wood got one 
of his book-lists (the auction-catalogue 
of Thomas Manton's books), which is 
found as 'catalogue 3' in Wood E 13 
and has written in it ' for Hart Hall, 

from the bookseller ' and ' Dr. L ,' 

i. e. Lamphire. — Wood 276 A no. 
CCCCCXXXV, Latin commendatory 
verses by Samuel Tennulius on Nicolaus 
Witsenius, was a present from Lamphire, 
having this note by Wood * mihi dedit 
J. L., M.D., 1679.' 

^ Dr. Clagget, Luttrell i. 436. William 
Clagett, D.D. Cambr., Preacher to 
Gray's Inn. 

® Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and James 
II,' p. 242. 

MARCH — APRIL, 1688. 

ejected from Magd. Coll., stood for the History Professor's place ^ 
Mr. Henry Dodwell, sometimes M.A. of Dublin, being absent and 
not here, his numerous acquaintance put him up to stand and carried 
it by at least lo votes above Finch (who had 96). This Mr. Dodwell 
hath for severall years frequented once in a yeare the University for 
a month or 6 weeks at a time, and frequenting cofifey-houses where 
the clergy resort, they found so much satisfaction, content, and learn- 
ing in his discourse, as also aflfableness and love to the clergy, that 
they thereupon chose him. Dr. John Mill (was) a stiff canvasser for 
Henry Dodwell. Note that Leopold Finch, warden of Alls. Coll. 
asked Mr. (Jonas) Proast ^ chaplain of that house, for his vote; 
he answered that he had promised to give it to Mr. Dodwell (for he 
told him before he canvas'd that he should give it him ) : yet notwith- 
standing, the next day (because he gave it him not) he dashed his 
name out of the book— he had been late at Ch. Ch. over night among 
his companions where the plot was laid. I have all those passages 
in a paper inter ' Oxoniensia.' 

Apr. 3, Tuesd., Mr. (Jonas) Proast, chaplain of Alls., expelled ^ 
thence by the new warden for contempt, quaere ultra of Mr. . . . 
Charleton, sconced 50// (quaere). Mr. (Thomas) Creech tells me 
'twas for not giving his vote for the warden when he stood to be 
History Professor and for being medling and troublesome in the 
house. When the warden stood he sent for all the fellows and 
chaplains to desire their votes and then Mr. Proast told him he was 
engaged for another. 

Apr. 3, T., a great deal of snow, more then ever fell in one or 
2 dayes in the winter going before : Apr. 5, Th., a great deal more. 
Snow, haile, wind, raine to 7 or 8 Apr.— the spring very backward K 

Apr. 5, Th., St. Marie's bell rang out for . . . Owen, fellow of Alls. 
Coll., who died in the country. 

Apr. 7, Sat., a popish trumpeter, . . . Cornet, a Frenchman aet. 30, 
hanged early in the morning in the Castle for killing a man at Henley. 

^ ' Charles Aldworth, LL.D. had 86 ^ Proast appealed to the Visitor, and 

votes; William Leopold Finch, A.M., ultimately had the warden's decree 

warden of Alls. Coll., 98 votes ; Henry reversed, see infra under date 3 Oct. 

Dodwell, A.M., 104': MS. Bodl. 594, 1692. Wood 657 (55) is ' The case of 

p. 119. Jonas Proast M.A.,' in which Wood 

2 Jonas Proast, B.A. Queen's 19 June notes, *Nov. xi anno 1690 dedit mihi 

1663, M.A. Gloc. H. 31 May 1666. A apud London Jonas Proast: it was 

paper by him about the Magd. Coll. published in October.' 

controversy with James II is found in * see Evelyn's Diary under dates 15 

Rawl. MSS. D ; see index to Macray's Apr. and 29 Apr. 1688. 
Catalogue of that Collection. 


He had kil'd two before and the king had pardoned him once. Mr. 
(Obadiah) Walker and his chaplain ((Edward) Umberston) were 
there doing the last office. 

In the weeke before Easter weeke (Thursday (Apr. 12), I think) the body of Sir 
Philip Harcourt of Staunton-Harcourt was carried thro' Dorchester to be interred 
in Stanton Harcourt by his first wife (Anne, the daughter of Sir William Waller, 
knight). He had issue Simon Harcourt, B. of Arts of Pembr. Coll., afterwards 
recorder of Abendon in the place of . . . Finmore deceased who succeeded 
(Richard) Medlicot (but Medlicot came in againe in anno 1687 and Harcourt was 
put out^). Sir Philip by his second wife (daughter of . . . Leigh) had issue . . . 
Harcourt of Gloc. Hall. 

Apr. 13, Good Friday, fl(annel> sh(irt>. 

Dr. (Matthew) Tyndall, fellow of Alls. Coll. declared himself 
a papist about Easter anno 1687, and was esteemed a zealous brother, 
and was on the point of being a Carthusian, but reading Dr. Isaac 
Barrow his book and by conversation with some of his hous, he 
denied the popish religion and took the sacrament in the Coll. chapel 
among the fellows on Easter day (Apr. 15) 1688, notwithstanding he 
held a candle in deane Massyes chapel on Candlemas day (2 Feb.) 

Apr. 17, Easter Tuesday, (Henry Mordaunt) earl of Peterborough, 
knight of the garter, and chamberlain of ... , and colonel of the 
regiment of horse in Oxon, entred in at the North Gate in the after- 
noone at 4, conducted by his troop thro' the north street to Brooks 
his house where he lodged against the Bull Inne. People jealous of 
his comming. Apr. 18, W., (he was) at Mr. Massy's chapel at Ch. 
Ch. where was a sermon, as they say. All popish scholars in Oxford 
resorted to him, to congratulate his comming. 

Apr. 18, W., late at night, a corporal of Bister^ was kil'd by another 
soldier at the King's Head tavern, — a protestant, kil'd by a papist. 

22 Apr., Lowsunday, Thomas Rogers, M.A. Hart Hall, repeated. 

Apr. 22, Lowsunday, mass in the morn and vespers in the evening 
were celebrated in Magd. Coll. chapel by the fellows and demies, Mr. 
Thomas Fairfax officiated. Many crowded in for noveltie sake to grin 
and sneare ; many townsmen and women, the same who on Our 
Lady day last (being Sunday) crowded in purely out of devotion to 
heare protestant service and keep out (if possibly) the papists. To this 
mass and vespers tol'd the great bell, and afterwards the little one rang. 

Sunday, Apr. 22, Bonavcnture Gifford, a Sorbon Dr., and a 
secular preist, was consecrated bishop of Madaura ' in partibus infi- 

^ an interlinear note, added later, says ^ ' corporal of Bister ' substituted for 
' Harcourt in againe.' ' quatermaster.' 

APRIL, 1688. 


delium' at St. James. He is president of Magd. Coll., borne at 
Wolverhampton in Staffordshire. 

Apr. 23, M., St. Georg's day, Coronation day, ringing of bells and 
bonfiers ; no Holyday service or sermons, only service extraordinary 
at Magd. Coll. chapel. 

News letter, dated T.,24 Apr. 1688, saith that Mr. (Stephen) Jay, minister of Chin- 
nore com. Oxon., doth offer to his majesty to annex ^ the perpetual advowson of 
that Church (which is his de proprio, and worth 300/?. per annum) conditionally 
his majesty will bestow the bishoprick on him. (This person was a green ribban 
man tempore Monmouth.)— Dr. (Francis) Hawkins ^ of the Tower to be deane of 
Chichester loco Dr. (George) Stradling. — Monsieur Satree ^ a protestant divine of 
Mountpelier (whose family was kind to the king in his exile) to be preb. of West- 
minster Dr. (Thomas) Turner, president of C.C.C. Oxford, to be preb. of 

About 7 Apr. (S.) (the) vicechancellor (Gilbert Ironside) and 
(Robert) Charnock vicepresident of Magd. Coll. had a conference 
about the preacher to the University on S. Mark's day in Magd. Coll. 
chapel. The vicechancellor told him the Coll. was to be sconced; 
Charnock said he had provided a preacher. The vicechancellor 
asked *Who?'; he said 'Fairfax': (the vice-chancellor said) 'Wee 
shall not then be there to heare e(u)logies on the Virgin Mary.' 
Wherefore the vice-chancellor appointed one of his owne house of 
Wadh. Coll. (named (Charles) Whiting^) to preach at St. Marie's. 
25 Apr., W., St. Mark's day, bell rung and tol'd at Magd. Coll. for 
sermon at 10. Mr. Thomas Fairfax appeared in the pulpit in his 
surplice, not in the pulpit in the outward chapel as those that preach 
the University sermons use to doe, but in the pulpit in the middle of 
the choire. The juniors flock'd there and the rabble; but the 
generallity rather scoff(ed) and sneared. At the same time St. 
Marie's bell rung and tol'd for the vicechancellor, Doctors, and 
University, who refused to come to Magd. Coll. At 10 Mr. (Charles) 
Whyting of Wadham Coll. preached a good sermon (Fairfax's, they 
say, was but a dull one ^). 

^ i. e. to the bishopric of Oxon. Cp. 
supra p. 261. 

2 Dr. Francis Hawkins (minister of 
the Tower) was installed dean of Chi- 
chester on 12 May 1688. 

3 Wood notes 'A.M. Oxon. 1688'; 
see James Sartre in Wood's Fasti 1688. 
His Latinized name ' Sartreus ' is mis- 
read ' Sartrens ' in Hardy's Le Neve. 

* he was installed 17 May 1688. 

^ Charles Whiting, M. A. Wadh. 2 July 

1683; Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh. p. 

^ this long note is substituted for a 
less accurate short one : — ' About 7 of 
Apr. a conference between vicechan- 
cellor and Robert Charnock about a 
preacher at Magd. Coll. on St. Mark's 
day. Apr. 25, S. Mark's day, Thomas 
Fairfax of Magd. Coll., fellow and 
Jesuit, preached in Magd. Coll. chapel 
before the University.' 



The first day of the University terme being St. Mark's day, the new 
proctors (Thomas) Dunster of Wadh. and (William) Christmas of 
New Coll. did not take (their) place or admitted till Thursday, 26 

[Robert HollowayS Bac. of Arts and fellow of New College, son of Thomas 
Holloway of Great Horwood in Bucks counsellor at law, died, M., 30 Apr. 1688. 
(Arms) : — ' ... 2, a fesse between 3 crescents . . . , a canton . . . '] 

May. — May i, T., wheras on every May-day morning about 4 of 
the clock, the choristers and clerks of Magd. Coll. used to sing on 
their Tower (which hath been constantly kept since the King's 
returne) was this morn, neglected for want of choristers and clerks. 

News letter dated T., May i, 1688, saith that lord Berkley's house at S. James 
is made a priorie for Benedictines and was consecrated for that use, Saturday 
before — (the) Queen was present. Or thus : — ' 28 Apr., Sat., a chapel for the 
Benedictin use, in the house of the lord Berkley at St. James, was consecrated, 
the Queen being present. The next day (Sunday) father . . . Corker, Provincial 
of the Benedictines and envoy to his majesty from the bishop of Coloigne, preached 
a sermon on that occasion.' 

May 6, Sunday, Philip Ellis consecrated titular bishop of . . . , in St. James' 
chappell, the king present and many of the dignified clergy of England ((Thomas 
Cartwright) bishop of Chester; (Thomas Watson, bishop of) St. David's, quaere). 
Quaere John Ellis, 1665, (in the Ath.') 

May 10, Thursd., the pope's nuntio (Dada) being invited, he came 
to St. James house neare London, and at the gate the monks of the 
Benedictin Order who had invited him received him in their formahties 
and conducted him with lighted tapers to the chappell there. After 
which was done they conducted him to the place where they were to 
dine and there nobly entertain'd him. Afterwards, as another letter 
saith, he was conducted to the chapel with tapers and there after 
service he gave the benediction. 

May 13, Su., James ^ Smith was consecrated titular bishop of . . . , in the 
Queen Dowager's chappell (at Somerset house) ; the Queen Dowager bestowed 
about looo/z. towards his ornaments and other necessaries. (So news) letter; 
quaere Richard Reeves. 

May 1 7, Th., cl(ean) sheets. 

May 18, Friday, Mr. Thomas Cole, rector of Lapworth com. Warwick, died 
there of a fit of the stone aetat. 85. 

About i8(th) or I9(th May) Dr. . . . Abercromy a Scotch gent., not long since 
a Jesuit, but lately turned Protestant and a writer against the Jesuits, hath upon 
some private information withdrawne himself into Plolland. This was done, 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 177. ^ 'James' is marked, as if for correc- 

^ the colours to be supplied are pro- tion. ' James ' is given in the Athenae 

bably : ' gules, a fesse between 3 crcs- under Samuel Master. 

cents argent, a canton ermine.' 

APRIL — JUNE, 1688. 


according to the news letters, dated Thursd. 24 May, in the close of the week 
going before viz. circa i8(th or) I9(th). 

News letter at Hall's dated 22 May, T., saith that last Saturday, May 19, at 
night died Sir Samuel Clarke, one of the masters of the chancery, e com. North- 

May 25, F., Mr. Henry Dodwell, the new History Professor, made 
his inauguration speech with generall applause in schola Historiae in 
laudem Camdeni. 

May 29, T., ringing of bells, bonfires, gaudies. Mr. (Charles) 
Walters ^ of Bras. Coll. preached. 

This month is a verie sickly time at Oxford and London ; unusuall 
feavers, sore throats, die suddenly. 

June. — I June, Friday, a dispute in Halywell in the presence of 4 
or 5 between a bachelor of Arts of Wadh. Coll. called John Meddens ^ 
and Mr. Thomas Fairfax of Magd. Coll. concerning purgatorie, the 
bachelor against it, Farfax for it. The contents were written by way 
of dialogue and lodg'd in Hall's coffey-house to be perus'd by all. 

Eodem die, i June, F., two Roman Catholic gentlemen were 
presented to the King by bishop (Bonaventure) Gififord for fellowships 
in Magd. Coll. 

June 3rd, Whitsunday, after great expectation what would be done 
by the Oxford ministers as to the reading in their respective churches 
the King's declaration for libertie of conscience, not one read it^ 
And very few read it in the county, viz. (William) Morehead of 
Bucknell, Thomas Fowks of Hayford Purcell, (? Philip) Gardner of 
Tackley, Richard Duckworth of Steeple Ashton, (John) Franklin * of 
Heyford ad pontem, Mr. (John) Cudworth of Kiddyngton. Notes 
sent to all ministers by Mr. Cooper the bishop's registrar by the hands 
of the parretter ^ Of 9000 churches in England but 400 ministers 
read it. 

8 June, Friday, (see the Triall ^ which I have), (William) Sand- 
croft (archbishop of Canterbury), (Francis) Turner (bishop of Ely), 
(John) Lake (bishop of Chichester), (Thomas) White (bishop of 
Peterborough, Fasti 1683), (William) Lloyd (bishop of St. Asaph), 
(Jonathan) Trelawnney (bishop of Bristow), (Thomas) Ken (bishop 

1 * Walters ' substituted for ' Walker Feb. 166 1. 
Charles Walters, M.A. Bras. 6 June ^ i. e. apparitor. 

2 B.A. 28 May 1687; Gardiner's Reg. and tryal of the bishops,' Lond. 1689 ; 


^ Wood 421 (10) 'The proceedings 

Coll. Wadh. p. 338. 

^ see Luttrell i. 438, 440, 442. 

* John Francklin, B.D. C.C.C. 15 

bought by Wood for 45. on 18 Jan. 



of Bath and Wells) committed prisoners^ to the tower of London^ 
after a hearing by his majesty and councell by a warrant subscribed 
by 1 8 of the councell for a petition of contempt. Released ^ June 15, 
F. ; great joy by the [true * sons of the Church of England]. Arch- 
bishop quitted by the jury, 29 June, F. (Sir Richard) Holloway and 
(Sir Edward) Lutwich for him; (Sir Richard) Allibond against him^ 
Bonfiers in London streets and ringing of bells. 

June 10, Sunday, ordination at St. Peter's in the East Oxford by 
Dr. (Baptist) Levins bishop of Man, where 50 were ordaned 
ministers, 7 of Merton Coll., not knowne so many at a time. 

Eodem die, 10 June, Su., the Queen being brought to bed at St. 
James circa 8 ante meridiem ^, a leivtenant came forthwith to Oxon 
in his way to Bathe ^ to call home the Princess and was there after 
dinner and brought news to Magd. Coll. that the Queen had a son. 
Whereupon at evening prayer (ad horam 4) Te Deum was said and 
sung at Magd. Coll. and after supper the bells rang. So at Ch. Ch. 
at the command of the deane. A bonfier at Carfax that evening; 
another before the Cross Inn made by the ofificers of the regiment 
lying in Oxon who gave to the vulgar a barrel or two of beere. Bon- 
fier at Magd. Coll., Ch. Ch. Noe Colleges or Halls besides took any 
notice of the birth of this prince (no, not Jesus College ®) either by 
bonfier or ringing of bells — knowing full well that if he lives he is to 
be bred up a papist and so consequently the crowne of England and 
popish religion will never part. 

\_0n''-° a pillar lately erected' in the citie of Bath. 

In perpetuam 
Reginae Mariae memoriam 
quam, coelo in Bathonienses thermas 
rorante, Spiritus Domini qui fertur 

* they refused to give bail, see Eve- Collectanea Curiosa are printed several 
lyn's Diary under date 8 June 1688 ; of the documents connected with the 

super aquas 
Trium regnorum haeredis 
genetricem effecit 

Luttrell i. 442. 

trial of the bishops. 

^ Wood notes ' see in Henry Bridg- 
man, in Guy Carlton.' 

'leivtenant' substituted for 'trum- 

but see Luttrell i. 442. 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 15 
June 1688 ; Duttrell i. 444. 

see Luttrell i. 441, 444. 

■* the words in square brackets are 
substituted for ' protestants.' 

* Jesus College is thus singled out, 
because, as Wood notes, the child was 
' Prince of Wales' 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 29 
June 1688; Luttrell i. 446. In Gutch's 

note in Wood MS. D 4, p. 338. 

JUNE, 1688. 269 

utrique parenti natoque principi 
absit gloriari 
Nisi in cruce domini nostri Jesus Xti 
ut plenius hauriant 
aqVas CVM gaVDIo 
eX fontlbVs saLVatorls^ 
Deo trino et uni 
tribus digitis orbem appendenti 
ac per cnicem redimenti 
hoc tricolumnare trophaeum 

vovet dicatque 
Johannes ^ comes de Melfort.] 

June 12, T., at night, Mr. John Aubrey, Dr. R<obert> Plot, Mn 
John Newman, and my self at the Meer-maid Tavern inter 8 and 9 
at night, where Mr. Newman told me and the company that when my 
book (the Athenae) was published he would give me 5//. for a copie 
— a shark ! 

June 13, W., an order came from the sherrif to the vicechancellor 
in the evening that he and certaine doctors appeare before the king 
and councell to give them an accompt how they hold their liberties 
and privileges, (on the) 15th of the same month (Friday). This they 
call a Quo Warranto. Dr. (John) Wallis and Dr. ... Haughton' 
went to London about it; defer'd an answer till the ist day of 
Michaelmas terme. 

14 June, Thursday, Samuel Junipher* of Magd. Coll., fellow, died 
there ^ quaere. 

15 June, Friday, circa horam 7 at night Bonaventure (Gifford), 
bishop of Madaura, was received into Magd. Coll. ; vide alibi. 

[John Corbet ^ Master of Arts and chaplayne of Christ Church, son of Richard 
Corbet of Willey in com. Salop., gent., died on Friday, 15 June anno 1688 aged 
31 or thereabouts, and was buried in the north transcept there, or in the west 
isle of the north transcept neare to the grave of John Trevor. (Arms : — ) ' or, 
a raven sable.'] 

16 June, S., I went to Weston; returned 18 June, M. Mr. Sheldon 
made me a promise that ' it should come sooner than I expected.' 

^ the letters of the chronogram make and James II/ p. 263. 
1688. ^ 'there' is scored out and the fol- 

^ John Drummond (second son of lowing correction added, 'he died in 

James, 3rd earl of Perth) created earl the country (died at Salisbury) and the 

of Melfort 12 Aug. 1686: attainted bell then rung out' 
2 July 1694 : died lyif. ^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 177. 

2 probably Timothy Halton, provost i. e., I suppose, the money promised 

of Queen's, recently vice-chancellor. towards the cost of printing Wood's 

* Samuel Jenefar, see supra, p. 262, Athenae. supra^ p. 123. 
n. 3 ; but see Bloxam's * Magd. Coll. 


[22 Jun.^ 1688, Antonii a Wood ex dono Edwardi Bernardi 
authoris, Savil. Prof. Astronom. Oxon.] 

June 24, Su., Midsomer day, the bell rang and toFd at Magd. Coll. 
for an University sermon^ as before on S. Mark's day (25 Apr.). 
Which being done, Mr. Philip Lewis appeared in the pulpit in the 
chappell and preached. Grining and laughing, and had water squirted 
on them. The University took no notice of it but had their sermon 
at St. Marie's where Mr. (John) Hudson ^ of Univ. Coll. preached. 

[Convocation*, 25 June, M., 1688: Act put off by the Chancellor's letters 
' because of no proceeders this year in several faculties and that, as he is informed, 
scarce any of the Colleges are at present free from the general indisposition of 
this season.'] 

June 28, Th., Mr. William Fulman died. 

News letter dated 28 June, Th., saith that the earl of Sunderland, 
(Robert Spencer) hath declared himself a Roman Catholic and that 
he had lately held a lighted taper at the altar in the king's chapel. 
And why? Because a prince is borne and wee are like to have a 
popish successor. 

June 30, S., Edward Drope died in S(outh)werke : buried in S. 
Mary Overies church. 

June 30, Sat., the commissioners ^ for the regulation of the citie of 
Oxford sent to all the churchwardens in Oxon that they take order 
that the bells of their respective parishes ring the next day, being 
Thanksgiving ^ ; and so they did. 

An epidemic feaver is frequent this month in Oxford and more in 

July. — (On) June 30, Saturday, the commissioners for regulating 
the corporation of Oxon sent to all the churchwardens in Oxon to 
cause their bells to ring on the next day, being Thanksgiving. July 

^ note in Wood's copy (Wood 572) 
of Edward Bernard's De mensuris {ef 
ponderibus) antiquis, Oxon. 1688. 

2 this is the sermon which used to be 
preached from the stone pulpit over- 
looking' Magdalen College churchyard,' 
i.e. the open space at the west end of 
the chapel : see Rev. H. A. Wilson's 
* Magdalen College ' in The Colleges of 
Oxford (Methuen, 1891), p. 235, Reli- 
quiae Hearnianae ii. 36. One of 
Wood's 'jests' (Wood MS. E 32, p. 5) 
has reference to this sermon : — ' Mr. 
Franklyn preaching in Magd. Coll. 
quadrangle Oxon on S. John Bapt. day 

with a verie low voice which few could 
hear, some merry wags said amongst 
themselves : " Come, faith, let's be gon 
to the taverne, for the preacher is 
minded to be privatJ" Mr. W. and Mr. 
F.' William Franklin, fellow of Magd. 

C, 1629 : Mr. W. and Mr. F. are prob- 
ably the * merry wags ' of the story. 

^ John Hudson, M.A. Queen's 12 
Feb. i68|; fellow of Univ. Coll. 1686; 

D. D. Univ. 5 June 1701. 

* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 120. 
^ see Luttrell i. 445 ; and cp. ibid. i. 

^ see Luttrell i. 443, 444. 

JUNE — JUL V, 1688. 


I, Su,, all or most of the bells in Oxon rang in the morning. Mr. 
Thomas Creech of Alls. Coll. preached at St. Marie's before the 
Universitie in the morning according to the day^ Mr. . . . Peckham, 
a Sorbonist and stranger, preached at Magd. Coll. before the new 
president, society, popish officers and soldiers of Oxon, and all papists 
in and neare Oxford, where besides was verie solemn service. Gaudies 
at some colleges. At Magd. Coll. in the hall, where the bishop- 
president'^ dined and all the officers, were the cheif doings. When 
the president and officers went into the hall, the trumpets and kettle- 
drums sounded at the hall staire foot ; and when each health at the 
table was dranke they sounded and beat againe in the same place. 
The bishop all the while he was in the hall had his purple cassock 
on, downe to the foot, girt about. 

University College. Note that on the Thanksgiving day i July 
1688 there was an illumination in University Coll. in all the windows 
within the college and without next the street and in those next the 
Master's lodgings. In most of the lower windows next the street and 
in some next the Quadrangle were severall emblems painted in colours 
on paper pasted on frames with mottoes under or neare them de- 
scribing them. These had been used 2 ^ or more on other solemn 
dayes, and for this solemn day were more added relating to the day. 
One I remember is — a hand holding out of a cloud a naked child, 
underneath is a table wheron is a crowne standing, at one end of the 
table is a picture representing the king and at the other end another 
representing the Queen. 

At nine at night* an illumination^ at Univ. Coll. and a bonfier 
against the gate ; two (bonfiers) at All Souls, one against the College 
gate, another against the warden's gate with a tall green stick fastned 
in the ground in the middle which stood till the better part of the fier 
was out. All colleges and halls had bonfiers (Merton College had no 
bonfier). The commissioners of the towne and every captain and 
chief officer had a bonfier before their dore and soldiers to discharge. 
Bonfier made by the officers before the + Inn dore and another 
below the cage, the troopers discharging with their carbineers, and 
drinke gave plentifully. Some troopers had a bonfier against Wool- 
ley's coffy-house where they discharged also ; many mad and drunk. 
The joy of many protestants thus shew'd was under pretence of 

^ it was third Sunday after Trinity. ^ Wood notes ' Note that at the 

^ Bonaventure Gifford. bottom of each lower window was a 

^ i.e. twice. motto'; the above description of this 

* MS. has * nine,' by a slip for illumination is from a separate slip. 
' night.' 


thanksgiving for the prince his birth, but really for the deliverance 
and quitting of the archbishop. 

News letter, July 5, Th., saith that justice (Sir Richard) Holloway 
and justice (Sir John) Powell (senior) received their quietus ^ (for 
being for the bishops). 

[Convocation^, Th., 5 July : Peter Birch of Ch. Ch., Bac. of Div., now minister 
of S. James parish in London and one of the duke of Ormond's chaplaines, was 
allowed to take D.D. — In the same Convocation Chancellor's letters were read 
for (Richard) Peers, beadle of Arts, to be licensed to practice physick.] 

(At the end of Wood 658 is the prospectus of a reprint of Orthuinus Gratius 
Fasciculus rerum expetendarum et fugiendarum, Colen. 1535 : Wood notes 'this 
paper was sent to Oxon in the beginning of July 1688.') 

July 8, Sunday, inter horas 3 et 4, Bonaventure (Gifford) bishop 
of Madaura and president of Magd. Coll., preached in the chapel [in ^ 
order to a confirmation of popish children that was to follow the next 
day.] Many flocked downe to here him ; some admired, the gene- 
rallity laughed and scorned. 

July 9 or thereabouts Strenae * natalitiae were published, and therein 
9 copies of verses made by the Mertonians were entred, more than 
any college or hall besides. Quaere the verses ; quaere whether more 
in Bodlionema ^. 

July 10, T., Magd. Coll. great bell rang inter horas 9 et 10 for a 

July 12, Th., bishop of Madaura went to London; and the night 
before (Gilbert) Ironside the vice-chancellor gave him a visit at 
Magd. Coll. 

July 17, T., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

1 9 July, Th., news letters say that Sir William Glascow, master of 
the requests to the late king, was dead. 

July 20, F., to Mris. Robinson for scringing my eares. 

21 July, Sat., at night, James (Butler) duke of Ormond died at 
Kingston Hall com. Dorset belonging to Sir John Banks — see news 
letter dated, T., 24 July 1688. July 23, M., James (Butler) duke of 
Ormond, his grandson, lately a nobleman of Ch. Ch., was elected in 
his place in Convocation circa horam 10. Installed in his house in 
St. James' square (on 23 Aug.). 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 2 among them that could preach well.' 

July 1688 ; Luttrell i. 449. * 'Strenae natalitiae Academiae Ox- 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 1 20. oniensis in celsissimum principem,' fol., 

^ the words in square brackets are Oxon, 1688. 

substituted for — * (i) to shew himself ^ ' Bodleiomnema/ Oxon. 1613, 4to. 
openly, (2) to shew there were preachers 

JULY — AUGUST, 1688. 273 

About the beginning of this month E. Connor, borne at Dublin in 
Ireland, raised for himself a hut in Bagley wood, for devotion and 
jeading sake, continuing much in abstinence from beare, ale, or 
meates. Carried home at the desire of Dr. (John) Hall, 22 July, 
Sunday, because then many people flock'd to him. 

July 24, T., given to Amy Spencer of Salop to buy her cloathes, 
having been rob'd of them, is, at Smith's at Hengsey; <)d more, 
26 July, Th. 

July 24, T., at night came a mandat^ from the king to the Univer- 
sity to choose for their chancellour (George) Jeffries Lord Chancellor 
of England. But the members had elected one before which they 
could not revock, and so the vice-chancellor sent a letter to the 
secretary to signifie so much. 

Newsletter at the Turl Coffey house dated 28 July, S., 'a warrant^ 
passed the signet that Mr. Timothy Hall, minister of Allhallows 
Stayning, be constituted bishop of Oxon.' 

(In MS. Ballard 46 fol. 173 is a printed advertisement with the localisation to 
Oxford entered in writing (here enclosed in square brackets), dated by Wood 
'July 1688.' 

By his majestie's authority. These are to give notice to all gent, and others 
that here is come to this place a monstrous young woman, born in Italy, about 
10 yeares of age, whose shapes is very wonderful, having her left arm and side 
scaled like a fish ; her left leg as long and as big as the leg of the biggest giant 
and six toes upon each foot ; her right thigh like the hinder part of a horse and 
her leg like a bear : yet and her face handsome. It is a sight that hath been much 
desired by many persons of quality and hath given great satisfaction to all that 
have seen it. And if any person ask her any question she answers very well both 
in French and Italian. To be seen [at the King's Head Oxon], Vivat Rex.) 

August. — I Aug., W., I went to London^ and tarried there till 5 
Sept., W. (5 weeks). At my returne I found the University verie 
emptie, being then about the middle of the long vacation. 

3 Aug., Friday, the name of Dr. Thomas Smith, fellow of Magd. 
Coll., was blotted out of the buttery book there by the new president 
(the bishop of Madaura). The 13th, M., he went to Oxford^ and re- 
moved his goods to London; went away, i8th, S., and carried the 
key of his chamber with him, whereupon they broke it open. 

News letter Aug. 4, S,, 'a boy going to Mr. (Obadiah) Walkers 

^ Luttrell i. 452. 
2 Luttrell i. 457. 

2 in Wood MS. B 13, pp. 193-241, 
and pp. 293-373, are excerpts made by 
Wood in 1688 from registers in the 
Will Office, London. In the same MS., 


Wood MS. B 13, pp. 244-251, are ex- 
cerpts by Wood from documents in the 
Heralds' Office, undated, but probably 
made during this visit. 

* Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and Jame 
11,' p. 249. 



chappell while mass was singing with a cat under his coat : which he 
sometimes pinching and at other times pulling by the tayle, made her 
make such an untunable noise that it put them to some disorder. 
The boy was forc'd to fly, but rescued by other people.' Ibidem, 
' Mr. Timothy Hall hath a mandatory letter to the University for the 
degree of D.D.' 

News letter at the coffey house by Grey's Inn dated (S.) 4 Aug. 
1688 — 'warrants are gone to Oxon to seize on those persons who 
rescued a boy for abusing a preist when he was celebrating mass.' . . . 
Wheller, son of . . . Wheller of Kidney Hall, an arch rogue, had 
abused Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, quaere. Committed by deane Mas- 
sy's warrant to the constable neare the Angell Inn, rescued by two 
scholars of Queen's Coll. ; the boy gon, they saith. 

Aug. 5, Su., Sir Richard Allibond buried by his mother at Dagenham (Dagnam) 
in Essex. 

Aug. 8, W., Henry Care % author of the ' Public Occurrences ' died ; buried 
Aug. 10, F., in the church yard of the Blackfriers. See in a loose paper in 
Marchmont Needham. 

Aug. 8 or thereabouts Titus Gates, a prisoner in the King's bench, had a bastard 
borne of his bedmaker — so the common report in London. 

News' letter at London dated Aug. 11, S.,— 'last night Mr. Henry 
Care was buried in the yard belonging <to> the Blackfriers Church 
(St. Ann). Mr. . . . Vernon, the duke of Monmouth's secretary that 

was, is to continue the Occurrences' 'Since bishop (Bonaven- 

ture) Gifford is gone to Oxon, he hath crossed out the names of Dr. 
(Thomas) Smith and others^ that are protestants out of the buttery 
book, except Mr. <Charles> Hollis* and Mr. (Jasper) Thompson.' 
— ' On Mr. Care's coffin was affixed a plate on which was affixed 
Here lies the most ingenious Henry Care who departed, etc' He died 
Wednesday, Aug. 8. 

[Robert^ Whorwood died, S., 18 Aug. 1688.] 

Aug ^ (before the 20th, M.), a mandamus came to Alls. Coll. 

from the king for bishop Cartwright's son (son of Dr. (Thomas) 
Cartwright, bishop of Chester) to be parson of Barkyng in Essex 
of the gift of the College, to succeed his father therein, who keeps it 
in commendam. 

1 Luttrell i. 453. Wood 429 (42) is 
' An elegy upon Mr. Henry Care.' 

2 Wood notes : — ' this is truest.' 

^ Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and James 
II,' p. 249. 

* i. e. Charles Hawles. 

^ note in Wood MS. F 4, p. 177. 

« Luttrell i. 455. 'King James the 
H's mandate to All Souls' College for 
the presentation of John Cartwright, 
M.A. Trin. Coll. Cambr. to the vicar- 
age of Barking, Essex, 13 Aug. 1688 ' 
is printed in Gutch's Collectanea Curiosa 
i. p. 404. 

AUGUST, 1688. 

20 Aug., M., Dr. (John) Yonger of Magd. Coll. went to Oxon, 
and the next day resign d ^ his fellowship of that College ; the next 
(day) after that, (he) came to London. 

S. Bartholomew's Eve, 23 Aug., Th., the vice-chancellor, Doctors, 
Masters, and other Oxon men in London, besides several ministers in 
London and schoolmasters, met at Northumberland House at 2 in the 
afternoone and thence in procession, with the bedells before them, 
marched to S. James' Square to the yong duke of Ormond his house, 
where (after they had created him Doctor of LL.) they installed him 
chancellour of Oxon. Which done, they were conducted by the 
bedells into his garden, where a larg place was on purpose built with 
boards as big as a barne (like the letter T) where there was a very 
noble entertainment given to them, equall if not exceeding any 
banquet made by the king. There were divers of the nobility and 
some knights of the Garter. I have an account of this elswhe^e^ 
I think; quaere. 

[23 Aug. 3, Th,, 1688, James Butler duke of Ormond was sworne and install'd 
chancellor of the Universitie in his house in S. James' square. Then present the 
marquess of Worcester (Charles Somerset), the earl of Oxford (Aubrey de Vere) 
knight of the garter, earl of Shrowsbury (Charles Talbot), earl of Devon (William 
Cavendish), earl of Scarsdale (Robert Leake), earl of Craven (William Craven), 
earl of Radnor (Charles Bodville Robartes), earl of Danby (Thomas Osborne) 
knight of the garter, earl of Berkley (George Berkeley), earl of Roff. (Laurence 
Hyde) knight of the garter, earl of Roscommon (Cary Dillon), earl of Ranne- 
laugh (Richard Jones), viscount Lumley (Richard Lumley), viscount Falkland 
(Anthony Cary), viscount Cholmondely (Hugh Cholmondeley), baron Dun- 
lanerie (...), baron Cavendish* (William Cavendish), baron Clifford ^ (Charles 
Boyle), baron Forbes (? William Forbes), baron Lanesborough (George Lane), 
and baron Saintry (..,).] 

(In Wood MS. F 50, fol. 49, is the printed hand-bill of a juggler, ' the High 
German artist, Powder Pimp a limp-pimp,' noted by Wood as at Bartholomew 
Fair, 1688.) 

Aug. 25 or thereabouts Thomas Saffold^, a mountibank doctor, who lives neare 
the Lilly's head within Ludgate, was committed to custody to a messenger, as 
'twas said. I remember in the news letters at London 'twas said that Dr. Saffold 
having received treasonable letters from Holland he communicated them to the 
king's Counsell, whereupon they made (him) physitian in ordinary to his majesty's 

but see Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and * Cavendish of Hardwick, son of the 
James II,' pp. 263, 265. earl of Devonshire, supra. 

^ this account I have not come across ^ son of Richard Boyle earl of Bur- 
among Wood's papers: for the para- lington. 

graph in MS. Bodl. 594 cannot be the ^ Wood 429 (48) is ' an elegy on the 
one referred to, being of later date than death of Dr. Thomas Saffold who died 
this Almanac entry. 12 May 1691,' Lond. i6yi. 

^ note from MS. Bodl. 594, p. 121. 

T 2 


Aug. 26, Munday, Thomas Ashwell\ a popish demie and taylor's 
son, hung himself in his chamber after dinner, being in want and 
love ; hung there till the stink of his body betrayed him. Whereupon 
he was took downe on Friday following (ult. Aug.), and buried 
towards the upper end of the grove about 3 of the clock next morn. 
His face, hands, and all, was black. 

[Memorandum ^ that in the University Tower is a print or stamp 
of the Universitie armes to make an impression on the covers of 
books, the supporters are 2 Holy Lambs bearing banners, and the 
crest is a sun appearing out of the clouds. I asked Sir Henry St. 
Georg, Clarenceux King of Armes, in Aug. 1688 whether he knew of 
such supporters and creast. He answered there were no such 
supporters and creast in the office and he knew no authority for 
them. It doth not appeare so in a book in the office intituled 
' Academia Oxon,' containing the armes of the University of Oxon 
and colleges therein.] 

Aug. 28, T., with Sir Edward Sherburne, chief clerk of the ord- 
nance, at the Home tavern on Bennet hill, where he told me that he 
had received orders to give out ammunition and armes for the ships 
and several seaport townes ^ ; which order came from the king who 
said that the French and Dutch were making great preparations 
for warr 

September.— 4 Sept., T., Sir John Shorter, the phanatical Lord 
Mayor of London, died and the next day at 8 in the morn, I saw a 
printed elegie on him at London, printed on a broad side of a sheet 
of paper, beginning 'Lament, Lament' etc. He died of a bruise 
which he received by a fall from his horse when he proclaimed 
Bartholomew fair in Smithfeild on Barthelmew Eve (Aug. 23), and 
(as idle people say) on the very place where (Henry) Cornish ^ 
sherriff (of London) was hanged, drawn, and quartered. 

In the beginning of this month Mr. . . . Wakeman ^ return d to 
Mr. W(alker) and Mr. W(alker) went to his place, to take fr(esh) 
a(ir). (?) 

[Memorandum"^ that, on Tuesday, Sept. 4 anno 1688, I dmed 

^ see Bloxam's'Magd. Coll. and James 

II,' P- 243- 

2 note by Wood in Wood MS. B 13, 
p. 250. 

Luttrell i. 456. 

* Luttrell i. 457. 

^ Luttrell i. 361. 

^ Mr. Wakeman, a Jesuit, was chap- 

Iain of Obadiah Walker's chapel. 

' note prefixed by Wood to his copy 
(Wood 517 no. 2) of The King's Visi- 
tatorial power asserted, being an im- 
partial relation of the late visitation of 
St. Mary Magdalen College in Oxford,' 
by Nathaniel Johnston, Doctor of 
I'hysic, Lond. 16S8. 

AUG. — SEPT. 1688. 


with Dr. Nath(aniel) Johnston, author of the following book, in his 
house in Leicester Street in Westminster ; at which time he gave me 
the said book and told me that it was mostly compiled from mine^ 
entit. Hist, et Antiquit. Univ. Oxon, and told me farther that it was 
published at London and in Westminster about the lo of Aug. 
the same year. Two dayes after I returned to Oxford and on the 7 
of Sept. inter horas 7 et 8 post meridiem I met near C. C. Coll. gate 
Mr. John Beale and Dr. Phineas Elwood, the last of which told me of 
the said Dr. Johnston's book, and asked me with great concernment 
' what need was there for me to compile and publish Hist, et Antiq. 
Oxon. ?— which hath given advantage to the enimies of the universitie 
of Oxon to write against it,' etc. Ridiculous !] 

Sept. 16, Munday, is and was the usual day of election of mayor 
of the city of Oxford, but their charter being annull'd and the cor- 
poration regulated by commissioners ^ there was no election. 

Sept. 17 or thereabout, the son of Lord Chancellor Jefifryes, of 
about 19 yeares of age and married % came to Oxon, was entred into 
Ch. Ch., and wore a noble man's gowne. In few dayes after came 
to Exeter Coll. (Robert Rich) earl of Warwic and Holland, aetat. 
14 or therabouts. 

[Sept. 20 ^, Th., Dr. Gilbert Ironside readmitted vicechancellor.] 

Sept. 20, Th., St. Mathew's day, the charter of the city of Oxon 
came to Oxon, granted by King James II. 

Sept.^'^ 20, Th., St. Mathew's day, lord Norreys^ alias Venables, 
eldest son of the earl of Abendon (James Bertie), invited the country 
gentlemen of Oxfordshire to the X I^"' where was a noble treat for 
them at his charge, the number about 60, in order to chose his uncle, 
captain H(enry) Berty, parliament man. 

Sept. 20, Th., S. Mathew's day, the citie received their new charter. 
Sept. 24^, Tuesday, the new mayor and baillives took their place in 
the morning, and forthwith went to S. Marie's to take their oath, but 

^ Wood has added marginal refer- 
ences in the book to show that the 
cases and authors cited are cribbed 
from his Hist, et Antiq. 

2 Luttrell i. 445. 

^ Luttrell i. 451, to Charlotte Her- 
bert, only daughter of Philip Herbert 
seventh earl of Pembroke. 

* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 121. 

^ this note was at first ' earl of Aben- 
don and divers gentry of the country 

met at the X Inn to consult about elec- 
tion of parliament men.' 
^ Montagu Bertie. 

^ Sept. 24 was Monday ; Wood's 
Almanac this year is very badly printed, 
hence possibly the mistake. John Payne, 
mayor, Richard Wood and John Tay- 
lour, baillives, had been ejected on June 
6 ; Richard Carter now became mayor, 
and John Weller and John Philipps 



comming after xi of the clock the vice-chancellor would not rise from 

Sept. 24, M., E. Connor went towards Ireland, and I. gave him . . . 

Sept. 24 ^ Tuesd., wet all day. Many of the country gentry in 
towne because the next day was to be a county-court day and they 
feared an election of knights of the shire might be made by stelth ^ 
by the high sheriff and his partie. 

Sept. 25^, W., the fellows (father Ward*) being jealous that the 
citizens would be mutinous, occasion d by their charter, occasion'd 
their common gate to be shut at 7 of the clock at night; and (on 
the) 26(th), quaere. 

Sept. 25 or thereabout, the Georg and garter of the late duke of 
Ormond (James Butler) was by the king given to his grandson ^ — 
so his mouth is stop'd. 

When the king saw that he could not accomplish his designes on 
the corporations ^ in order to get a parliament to his mind and when 
he saw that the Dutch were making provision for a warr ^, then did 
collogue'-' with the people of 26 Sept. 1688 in the beginning about 
Deputy Leivtenants and Justices of the Peace ; see also in ' Public 
Occurrences' 25 Sept., by H. Care or his successor. 

27 Sept., Friday, all the tropers marched out of towne eastward 
(towards London) upon the news that the Dutch are approaching our 
coast ^\ Mr. Ob(adiah) Walker went to London, Munday 16 Sept.; 
however the report among the plebeians is that he is lately run away 
and gone towards Dover. All publick houses are full waiting for 
good news See my news letters where the king . . . recalls many 
things which have been greivous to the subject. 

27 Sept., F., privat letters come that the fellows of Magd. Coll. are 
to come in againe. 

Sunday, ult. Sept., Timothy Hall consecrated bishop of Oxford at 
Lambeth for reading the king's declaration. 

' see preceding note. 

^ see wiiat was done at the Surrey 
election in 1685, in Evelyn's Diary 
under dale 8 Apr. 1685. 

^ this note is scored out and a cor- 
rection api)cnded — ' 'twas shut but one 
nij^ht for fcarc of an arrest,' Sept. 25 
was Tuesday. 

* ? dean Massey's chaplain at Ch. Ch. 

' James Butler, his successor in the 

" Luttrcll i. 420, 421, 427. 

Luttrcll i. 415, 416, 427, 428, 
« Luttrell i. 462. 
^ Luttrell i. 462. 

Luttrcll i. 423, 429, 463. 
" see Evelyn's Diary under date 18 
Sept. 1688. 

see Evelyn's Diary under date 7 Oct. 

one word illegible, possibly * ter- 

SEPT. — OCT. 1688. 

In this month was finished by Silas Norton, a quaker, a preaching 
place for Quakers^ in Mary Magd. parish and a burial place. 

October— Letters dated 4 Oct., Th., say that the Ecclesiastical 
Court is vacated, i.e. the Ecclesiastical Commissioners who were to 
curb those ministers that preached against popery are null'd. 

6 Oct., S., Christopher (Monk) duke of Albemarle died at Jaimaca 
(of which he was vice-roy) so letters dated about the latter end of 
Nov. (He was) Chancellor of Cambridge. 

9 Oct., T., Oxford and Oxfordshire fest ; Mr. Robert Whitehall' 
of New In preached. 

xi Oct., Th., Dr. (John) Hough in towne \ 

Letters dated 11 Oct., Th., say that Timothy Hall was consecrated 
privatly at Lambeth. Consecrated at Lambeth 7 Oct., Su. 

Oct. 14, Su., king s birth-day; sermon at Ch. Ch. in the morning 
by Dr. Robert South and in the afternoon by (William) Barton * 
of Line. Coll. ; ringing of bells ; gaudies at some Colleges. 

Oct. 15, Munday, the Prince of Wales was baptized in S. James 
chapel by the names of James Edward Francis by bishop (John) 
Layburne ad horam 4 post meridiem. The royal babe did crie ^ 
with a corage when 'twas sprinkled. Pope s nuntio stood for the 
pope, who was one godfather; [bishop « (Philip) Ellis or the king 
of France] who was the other; Queen Dowager stood in her owne 
person for her selfe. Vide gazet. 

(Wood 529 (i) is 'An account of the late proposals^ of the arch- 
bishop of Canterbury with some bishops to his majesty,' by N. N. ; 
in which Wood notes ' this paper was commonly sold in Oxon in 
the middle of October 1688.') 

Oct. 20, S., P(eter Mews) bishop of Winton came into Oxford at 
3 post meridiem to restore Magd. Coll. men to their fellowships, and 

1 King James II had ' taken off the 
penal laws against Quakers and given 
them liberty to meet,' May 1686 ; Lut- 
trell i. 378, Wood shows considerable 
animus against Quakers. Wood 645 
is a collection of 26 pamphlets on 
them, lying between the years 1653 and 

^ Robert Whitehall, M.A, Mert. 11 
Dec. 1684 ; migrated to N. I. H. 

^ here followed, but scored out, — 
*a writing stuck upon Magd. Coll. 

* William a Barton matr. at Line. 

27 Mar. 1672, ' filius Gulielmi a Barton 
de Hackleston, Wilts, paup., aetat. 15'; 
B.A. 4Feb. 167!; M.A. (?) 

^ there seems to be an allusion to the 
popular satisfaction when a child cries 
at the sprinkling in baptism, that being 
taken as a sign that ' the devil is gone 
out ' of it. 

® the words in square brackets are 
scored out. 

ten propositions submitted by the 
bishops to the king on Wedn. 3 Oct., 
are printed in Gutch's Collectanea Cu- 
riosa i. 410-413. 



did intend to do it on Munday ; but at 9 at night Oct. 20 ^ a post 
came to him from the king to make him repaire forthwith to White- 
hall. Where appearing on Munday morn (Oct. 22) with other 
bishops and judges, the king told them that all the discourse throut 
the nation was that the Prince of Wales was not the son of the Queen. 
The midwife before them took her oath : so did others. But they 
all told the king that it was a pa(r)liamentary matter and so the 
meeting was ended. The bishops were then^ in the Tower, and 
the archbishop used to be neare the Queen when she is to be brought 
to bed. 

Concerning the changes in the city ^ and in Magd. Coll. * see in 
my other papers ^. 

[Monday ^ 22 Oct. 1688, the mayor, Richard Carter, and John 
Weller and John Philipps, baylives, with severall of the aldermen and 
others, went from the Gild hall to Penniless bench in their gownes ; 
and there about 5 in the afternoon, the mayor did openly read the 
king's proclamation (vide Gazet) wherby all corporations that had not 
surrendered their charters, as also all those that had surrendered and 
not taken and entred upon record, were to enjoy their old privileges, 
and that the corporation be ruled and in being as it was before. 
Which proclamation being read the mayor (Carter) and baylives put 
off their gownes and went to their homes. — Tuesday, 23 Oct., in 
the morn, the bell rang at Carfax for the election of new officers : 
the house and commons then chose Robert Harrison (draper), mayor, 
Richard Lumley (plumber) and John Knibb, bailives. William 
Wright junior, counsellour, was chosen recorder; and . . . Prince, 
townclerk (who had been chosen town clerk in the place of (John) 
Paynton, 1679) took his place, and Thomas Baker, townclerk, was 
ejected. The old aldermen, 4 or 5 in number, then re-took their 
places. This was done with great acclamation and ringing of bells.] 

Oct. 22, M., common report that 2 sunns were seen at Winchester 
at sun-rising. 

^ see Bloxam's 'Magd. Coll. and 
James IL' pp. 255, 257. 

^ at the date of the child's birth. 

3 Luttrell i. 468, 469. 

* see Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and 
James II,' pp. 260, 261 ; Luttrell i. 468. 
Wood 423 (54) is 'An Account of the 
late visitation at S. Mary Magdalen 
Colledge in Oxon on 24 Oct. 1688 ' — 
in which Wood notes :— ' This simple 

paper, containing many mistakes, was 
published and (I think) written by 
Nicholas Cox, lately manciple of S. 
Edmund Hall Oxon, and first of all 
exposed to view at Oxon 4 Nov. 16S8.' 
See Bloxam 1. c., p. xl. 

^ i.e. Wood MS. D 7(5), which sup- 
plies the next paragraph. 

® note from Wood MS. D 7 (5), p. 

OCT. — NOV. 1088. 

Oct. 30 ^ Tuesday night, a cleer moon-shine night, men fighting 
in the air seen by some in Oxford circa horas 12 et i in nocte : by 
(Richard) Carter (brewer, late mayor) and others. 

The same night walking about 8 of the clock in the New Park 
I saw a blazing starr (quaere) northward over Wolvercote or Yarnton 
— northward beyond Wolvercot. 

November.— Nov. 2, Friday night at 6, bonfiers and ringing of 
some bells for the earl of Abendon's (James Bertie's) being restored^ 
to the High Stewardship of the city of Oxford loco earl, of Lichfield 
(Edward Henry Lee). (Nicholas) Orum the fishmonger began. 

Nov. 3, S., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

News letter dated 3 Nov., S., saith that Dr. (John) Castilion, deane 
of Roff., is lately dead; and Mr. (William) Lowth-* succeeds. 

Nov. 5, M., Gunpowder (Plot), Mr Drake ^ of Lync. Coll. 

preached at S. Marie's shewing the bloodyness of the conspiracy. 
More bonefiers at Colleges and in the streets than ever I saw in 
Oxford — in spite to the papists. 

Nov. 6, T., Dr. Kenelm Digby of Alls. Coll. died suddenly aetat. 
57 or therabouts. He died on Munday night, Nov. 5. Son of Simon 
Digby somtimes embassador into Russia. The same day died the 
lady . . . Fleetwood his sister who left him her executor, and mes- 
singer comming for him found him dead. If he had lived it would 
have been worth to him thousands, as 'tis reported. Dr. Digby was 
buried in Alls. Coll. chapel Thursday night at 9 of the clock, 8 Nov. 

When Monmouth's rebellion brake out there was, every day 
almost, a duke, earl, or lord, with company, passing thro' Oxford 
and making a hurry over all the nation. No man stirs yet''. 

Nov. 7, W., at night. Sir Henry Browne (High Sherriff of Oxford- 
shire) and Sir Charles Yate of Buckland in Berks came into Oxon at 
night to raise troop of horse to goe against the invaders. They took 
only papists and got ... . 

Eodem die, in the morning, inter 10 et 11, 60 horsmen went thro' 

^ Wood comments on this in a note — 
' This is a silly story.' 

^ at a later date Wood noted — ' I 
did not see it : 'twas seen by others.' 

^ Wood corrects this in a note — 
' He was re-elected, without any re- 

* corrected in a note — ' he did not 
succeed but (Dr. Henry) Ullock.' 

^ this name cannot be identified. 

There are several of this name at dif- 
ferent Colleges who had taken M.A. 
before this time, but it is not known 
which of them had migrated to Lin- 

^ the landing of the Prince of Orange 
in the West had been rumoured on 4 
Nov. and reported in London on 5 Nov. 
1688 ; see Evelyn s Diary under these 
dates ; Luttrell i. 473. 



Oxford to South Gate and so to Faringdon and forwards ^ with leir 
and sumpter horses, supposed by some to be Buckinghamshire gentle- 
men to go into the West ^. The next night from i to 3 in the morn 
several passed thro Oxford. . . . Jephson of Borstall there, one of 
the sons of lord Wharton ^ . . . Goodwyn ^, lord Colchester named 
Savage ^ capt. . . . Godfrey. 

Nov. 9, F., Mr. Ob(adiah) Walker went to London and took care 
that if any of the rebells should come to Oxford in his absence that 
one part of his books be conveyed into Univ. Coll. library and another 
to the Public Library. He bard up his dore next to the street 
because some force was put upon it Wedn. night ; upon his comming 
to the dore they ran away. [The ^ printers made all cleare in his 
printing house and quitted it, Nov. 27, T.] 

Nov. 10, S., cl(ean) sheets. 

The earl of Abingdon (James Bertie) went from Lavington on 
Sunday night xi of Nov. inter horas 12 et i. 

Nov. 12, Munday morn, (John Lovelace) lord Lovelace at Wood- 
stock. Yet in the close of that day came with a party of horse (50 or 

60) to Cicester and put in at inne there Loridge, a captain or 

officer of the militia, came into his roome and asked him ' what he 
made there with his men all armed.' He told him that he was going 
to serve the Prince of Orange. Whereupon Loredge discharg'd a 
pistoU on him but miss'd him; Lovelace discharg'd his and kil'd 
him. Then came Loredge's son and discharged his but mis'd him. 
Lovelace discharg'd upon him and kil'd him and wounded another. 
Lovelace was taken ; his men fled ; about 5 of his men taken and 
many horses. 

(John Lovelace) lord Lovelace taken at Cicester in his going to the Prince of 
Orange. . . . Whitlock ^, one of the sons of Justice . . . Whitlock of Henly, (som- 
times of Edmund Hall, quaere) in his company, M^ho resisted Lorege, kill'd him 
and his son and himself (was) dangerously wounded (died of his wounds there the 
next day or 2 dayes after). Lovelace, who stood shaking all the while, was took 
prisoner. See Gazet that came out, W., Nov. 14, 1688. 

Nov. 14, W., in the morning inter i et 2 a twich and paine in the 

' here followed but scored out 'the 
chief was one of the lord Wharton's sons.' 

here followed but scored out ' to 
assist the Prince of Orange.' 

^ Luttrell i. 475. Philip Wharton, 
fourth baron Wharton, had three sons, 
Thomas, Goodwin, William. 

* here followed but scored out * lord 

Lovelace followed.' 

^ viscount Colchester and Savage 
(Thomas Savage), son of Thomas Sa- 
vage, third earl Rivers. 

^ added later. 

^ Luttrell i. 475, 476, 481. 

^ ? Samuel, son of Bulstrode White- 

NOVEMBER, 1688. 


instep of the left foot while in bed. [I ' never felt the like before or 

Privat news letter dated 15 Nov., Th., saith that bishop (Thomas) 
Lamplugh's having left Exeter upon the rebells comming to that 
place, went to London, paid his respects to the king, and kis'd his 
hand in order to be translated to York (vide alibi, vide Gazet). Yet 
afterwards he forfeited his allegiance, and voted his abdication 

Earl of Shrewsbury (Charles Talbot) gone to the Prince of Orange ; 
(Thomas) Savage lord Colchester; three regiments of the king's 
gon to him (viz. that of the duke of St. Alban's, earl of Oxford, and 
lord Cornbury). So the report ^ Nov. 16, F.— Reported then also 
that (James Bertie) the earl of Abendon^ went to the Prince of 
Orange with those regiments. 

Nov. 17, S., a petition subscribed by several lords spiritual and 
temporal was presented by certaine bishops to the king for the calling 
a free parliament 

Nov. 19, M., snow". 

Mr. (John) Massy changed as much silver lately that came to 400 
guinnies. He hath had a good yeare lately for renewing ^ and hath 
received 800/2^ 

22 Nov., Thursday, the mayor and his brethren went to view re- 
parations of their houses in the city and had a noble dinner afterwards 
whereunto was invited Sir Edward Norrys and captain Henry Bertie 
his son-in-law, yonger brother to the earl of Abendon. There it was 
that the bargaine was struck up to attend him the next Sunday^ (Nov. 
25) to go to the Prince of Orange. He tarried in towne till Sunday. 

Sunday,^ Nov. 25, about 10 or 11 captain (Henry) Bertie came 

^ added later. 

2 Luttrell i. 475. 

3 Luttrell i. 476. 
* Luttrell i. 476. 

5 see Evelyn's Diary under date 18 
Nov. 1688. 

^ estates were at this time managed 
on the system of beneficial leases. As 
a rule a lease was granted for a period 
of 40 years on payment of a sum down 
and a small annual rent. At the end 
of 13 years or of 26 years the old lease 
was surrendered, and a new lease for 
40 years granted on payment of a sum 
down (called ' a fine ') and a small an- 
nual rent. In a year in which several 

leases were renewed, the income of a 
headship or fellowship was much larger 
than in other years, because the fines 
were treated as part of that year's in- 

this note is written on the back of 
the following slip for the Athenae : — 
< Samuel Fox, son of John Fox, " Life 
of John Fox" written about 1610; set 
before the 2nd vol. of Acts and Monu- 
ments, London, 16 . . ' 

® here followed, but scored out, 'at 
High (i.e. Hythe) Bridge.' 

^ this note is mostly scored out, being 
superseded by the next. 


from Weston-in-the-green with certaine volunteirs with him ; entred 
into the skirts of Oxford by Glocester Hall, met at High Bridge and 
the Holy Bush several smart lads of Oxon, as Thomas Read (mercer), 
Alexander Wood (chirurgion), Fulks his man (James Tompson) the 
apothecary, (Alexander) Baxter ^ (M.A. ^ of Brasenose Coll.), . . . 
Hearne ^ (of Univ. Coll., scholar), . . . Tipping (the brewer). 42 in 
number or thereabouts when they went out of Oxford*; layd at 
Witney that night — that is, those that he brought with him and those 
that went out with him. 

This relation is most true: — Captain (Henry) Bertie having been 
some dayes in Oxon at the + Inn, he marched out thence and from 
Oxford with about 40 or more men (Sunday, Nov. 25, about 10 or 11 
in the morning). Among them were some Oxford men, as . . . 
Tipping (the brewer), Thomas Read (mercer), Alexander Wood 
(chirurgion), James Thompson (apothecary), (Alexander) Baxter (M. 
of A. of Bras. Coll.), (Edward) Heme (M.A., Univ. Coll.), Dennis 
Fawkner (a fencer), Mr. . . . Clerk of Eifley \ They went out over 
High Bridge, some waving their hats over their heads ; and lodged at 
Witney that night to wait for more company [which ^ accordingly came, 
and made up 8 score, when they cross'd the country towards 

(Henry Booth) lord de la Mere up in Cheshire with forces and 
crie ' No bishops ! ' — ungratefull, that had his life forgiven ^ ; vide 
gazet, letters. (William Cavendish) earl of Devon ^ up in Derbyshire 
— ungratefull, a mul(c)t forgiven him^^ 

Lord Delamere rides like a mad man about the countrie, taks away 
all horses belonging to papists, dispoyles their chappells, burns all the 
stuff belonging to them tho' the indulgence be not yet called in. He 

^ Alexander Baxter, M.A. Bras. 26 ^ the words in square brackets are 
June 1688. substituted for—' Next day to Burford ; 

2 ( 

M.A. of Brasnose Coll.' substituted and so cross'd the country to meet with 

for ' belonging to Brasnose Coll. but- the lord Delamere at Northampton, 

tery.' But when they were at or neare Ban- 

^ Edward Heron, see supra, p. 245. bury, they heard that some of the king's 

* a note says ' they proceeded from forces were there, so they went to 

the X Inn 60 in number, as 'tis said.' Brackley ; were set upon by dragoons ; 

^ Wood notes a little further on, but some taken, and wounded.' 

probably with reference to here — ' one ' Luttrell i. 477, 478. 

of alderman (William) Wright's sons " see Luttrell i. 354, 355, 366, 369, 

followed.' 'Tipping and Ilerne came 370. 

h(;me the next night late or early Tucs- " Luttrell i. 479. 

flay night following.' IL Clerkc of see Luttrell i. 401, 402, 405, 406, 

Iflley, see Bloxam's ' Magd. Coll. and 417,418, 530. 
James II,' p. 137. 

NOVEMBER, 1688. 


that is a native hath done 20 times more mischief [than ^ the 
foreigner !] 

Nov. 26, M., Gazet that then came out had not a word of English 
news, because the king and his partie were drawing then from Sarum, 
where his head-quarter was, towards London to prevent his men 
from running away, for before that time Prince Georg" (of Denmark) 
went away, duke of Ormond, duke of Grafton, duke of Beaufort, lord 

Nov. 26, M., common report that lord Delamere, who was about 
Northampton burning all popish chapel stuffs and defacing popish 
chappells, would be at Oxon next day or on Wednesday. Whereupon S 
Wedn. morning, Mr. (William) Joyner and Mr. . . . Ward (a secular 
priest, chaplain to Massy) took coach at the Grey hound about 9 in the 
morn. The boys gathered together and cried ' Priests ! Priests ! but 
the coachman drove on and avoided them. Divers people then 
gathered togeather to assault them. 

Tuesday or Wednesday (Nov. 27 or 28) Mr. (John) Massy dean 
of Ch. Ch. removed all things from his chapel and had pack'd up his 
goods before. Mr. (Thomas) Dean of Uiiiv. Coll. and Mr. ... Wakeman 
the chaplain a Jesuit did take away all from their chappell and locked 
up Mr. (Obadiah) Walker s lodgings. St. Andrew's day in the morn- 
ing (Friday), Mr. (Thomas) Deane (and) Mr. (John) Massy left 
Oxon before day ; waited for the hackney coach out of towne to goe 
to London — all blowne off. 

Nov. 27 or thereabouts, the king being at Whitehall, Dr. (Nathaniel) 
Crew, bishop of Durham, petitioned his majesty for the removall of 
Mr. (John) Massy from Ch. Ch. Abominable falsness ! very Uke 
him, if true ! The common report was so. 

(30 Nov., F.) St. Andrew's (day), Mr. Sheldon with about 11 or 12 
in his company rode thro' Islip towards London ^ 

(Wood 529 (2) is ' The prince of Orange his declaration shewing the reasons 
why he invades England, with a short preface and some modest remarks on it.' 
Wood notes :— * These remarks were commonly sold in Oxford in the latter end of 
Nov. 1688.' 

1 the binder has cut off the last 

2 Wood 529 (8) is 'The princess 
Anne of Denmark's letter to the queen, 
written when she left her house, 26 
Nov. 1688.' 

2 Luttrell i. 479. 

* this second part is scored out and a 

note written in the margin — ' Mr. Joyner 
then went, but not W^ard or any papist, 
and he tells me there was no disturb- 

^ Roman Catholic gentry from all 
parts were gathering round the king ; 
see infra, p. 289 ; and Luttiell i. 484. 



Wood 529 (3) is 'Some reflections upon the prince of Orange's declaration.' 
Wood notes :— 'commonly sold at Oxon, Sat. 17 Nov. 1688.' 

Wood 529 (4) is 'The answer to a paper intituled Reflections on the prince of 
Orange's declaration' Wood notes :— ' commonly sold in Oxon in the latter end 
of Nov. and beginning of December.' 

Wood 529 (9) is 'A review of the reflections on the prince of Orange's declara- 
tion ' : dated by Wood ' in the beginning of Dec. 1688.' 

Wood 529 (6) is 'A letter to the author of The Dutch design anatomized, by a 
citizen of London.' Wood notes ' The Dutch designe anatomized m^zs, an answer 
to the prince of Orange his Declaration, dated 8 Nov. 1688.' 

Wood 529 (7) is ' A seasonable and honest advice to the nobility, clergy, gentry, 
souldiers . . . upon the invasion of the prince of Orange.' Wood notes ' commonly 
sold in Oxon in the middle of Nov. 1688.') 

December.— At night, Dec. i, S., Dr. (Thomas) Godden the 
famous Roman Catholic writer was buried (quaere, either at Somerset 
house or S. James) — so the letters of Dec. 4, T. In Daniel Whitby 
(in Ath.). 

Dec. 4, T., . . . Thorp at the Miter secured for saying that he 
wished that he could wash his hands in the blood of the earl of Aben- 
don. Security given for his appearance by . . . Kimber (and) Ch. 
Harding. This was in the morning ; and at the afternoone the rabble 
and boyes to the number of 200^ went to every popish house and 
broke there windows, as first the Miter Inn were Thorp lived, 
Kimber's in Halywell, widow Harding's behind the Church (at Holy- 
well), Earl's in S. Clement's, Ch. Harding's in St. Tolls. 

Dec. 5, Wedn., about 4 in the afternoon, entred into Oxon north- 
ward 2 and through Halywell into the East Gate of the city about 200 
horsemen armed, with their naked swords, conducted by the lord 
Lovelace (all against the king). Within the East Gate they were 
received by the mayor and his brethren in their black gownes, who 
went on their right side all up the High Street with shouts and ac- 
clamations and congratulations of all people. The lord Lovelace rode 
bare and complemented all people as he rode up the street on both 
sides. They took up their chief quarters at the X In where a couple 
of troopers stood all night with their naked swords. Dennis Faukner, 
a fencer of Oxford, who went out as trooper with the captain (Henry) 
Bertie, was one of the trumpeters. Captain Bertie and his men were 
there and among the number of 200 were 100 scholars and citizens 
that went out to meet them.— Dec. 6, Th., about noon the trumpet 

^ the figures are entered in pencil, as came past Wadham, and down Holy- 
doubtful, well and Longwall Street. See Bloxam's 
2 i. e. from the north. The troops Reg. Coll. Magd. vol. i. p. 106. 

DECEMBER, 1688. 


sounded at Carfax, where at Penniless Bench the Prince of Orange 
his declaration was read openly to the multitude. After which lord 
Lovelace spoke a speech to them. 

[«0n^ Wednesday last (Dec. 5) the lord Lovelace came to Oxford with about 
3002 horse. On Thursday (Dec. 6> his lordship read the Prince of Orange's de- 
claration. That night about 2 a clock they were alarm'd that a party of the 
king's dragoons were coming to beat up their quarters and plunder the City and 
University ; which put the schollars and inhabitants into such a consternation that 
before break of day there was above 1000 * men in arms and the rest in a posture 
of defence, and to prevent coming in they forthwith pulled down Magdalen Colledg 
Bridge ; but no body offered to come near them. On Tuesday last (Dec. 4) above 
a hundred of the schollars ^ were up, breaking the papists' windows and particularly 
those of the Myter Tavern ^ because the master of the house had said " he hoped to 
see Oxford in ashes before Christmas and that he should wash his hands in the earl 
of Abington's blood." '] 

This month William Christmas of New Coll. succeeded (John 
Augustine) Bernard in the Moral (Philosophy) Lecture— vide 

News letter dated 8 Dec, S., saith that the earl of Sandwich 
(Edward Montagu) died lately in France. Died a Protestant and 
therefore (as 'tis said) was drag'd about the streets of Parys (quaere). 
—The same letter saith that (Knightley) Chetwood of Cambr. hath 
kis d the king's hand for the bishoprick of Bristow. Fah. A con- 
ceited flurishing coxcombe. Quaere, rector of Risington. 

Munday, Dec. 10, Convocation: Sir Thomas Clarges, knight, and 
Heneage Finch, somtimes solicitor general, were chosen burgesses to 
serve in parliament to begin 1 5 Jan. following. 

Dec. 14, F., news came that Mr. Obadiah Walker was seized and 
committed ; some say he was with Sir Edward Hales and the king at 
Feversham when they went to make their escape. He was commited 
to Maidston goale^ The dean of Ch. Ch. (John Massy) goes like 
a trooper, red cloak ; but taken with Walker, as the said news letter 
dated 15 Dec. (S.) saith. Quaere ' Account ^ of the king's withdrawing 

^ this is an extract from * The Uni- 
versal Intelligencer, No. i, Tuesday, 
Dec. II, 1688' in Wood 529 (11): 
where Wood notes ' this is a most ridi- 
culous and silly thing.' 

2 Wood notes : — ' not 200.' 

^ Wood notes : — ' three in the morn- 

* Wood notes : — ' false.' 
5 Wood notes : — ' 200 of the rabble.' 
^ Wood notes : — ' Miter Inne.' 
^ Gutch's Wood's Hist. Univ. Oxon. 
ii. 875. 

8 substituted for * Dover Castle. 

9 i.e. the paper in Wood MS. D 18, 
here printed. 


{An account^ of King James II his leaving london"^ and the nation.') 

[Dec. lo, Munday, 1688, about 3 in the mom the queen with the prince of Wales 
left Whitehall. 

Dec. xi, Tuesd., about 3 in the morn the king with an unusual suit of cloaths on, 
a black periwig on, and a great black patch on his face, left Whitehall incognito 
on horsback in the company of Sir Edward Hales of Kent (lately lievtenant of 
the Tower), Ralph Sheldon (lately a querie^ ; son of Edward Sheldon of Stratton 
neare to Cirencester, a yonger son of Edward Sheldon of Beoly), and certaine 
servants.— When they left London, they went Maidstone road; but passed the 
river Medway over Aylsford bridge and, leaving Maidstone on the right hand, 
they crossed Penendon common (called Pichendon heath) ; then to Bersted ; then 
up Hollingbourne hill ; so to Bredgar, Tunstall, and Murston. (Where crossing 
the Dover road just above Sittingbourne, the rabble from Faversham— being in 
pursuit of Mr. Walker * and others with him in their returne towards London— 
unhappily, lighted upon them ; and knowing Sir Edward Hales, whom they 
thought a better prize than Mr. Walker, returned to their owne towne (Faversham) 
to man out a vessel to take him.) And thence to Elmely ferry, where the ketch 
lay that was provided by Sir Edward Hales to transport them. But it wanting 
ballace they sailed to Shellnesse in the isle of Harty to take some in. Which 
whilst they were doing, the Faversham seamen (that espied them crossing the 
Dover road just above Sittingbourne) came and seized them all, their vessell being 
aground ; and carried them prisoners to their towne, where as they were passing 
along the street to the Queene's Armes, one . . . Marsh, a brewer, first discovered 

the king : whose opinion at length being confirmed by others, one Mr Napleton 

ventur'd to kneel doune and beg the favour of his majesty's hand. Which he de- 
clined and excus'd at first, but, after a little time (all people concurring that it 
must be the king), confess'd himself in these words that 'he was indeed James 
their king.' And then he had some respect shewn him : whereas before they (the 
seamen) had rifled him of 400 guinnyes before he came ashore, even pulling down 
his breeches to search his wastband for more, encouraged thereunto by one . , . 
Amhurst after he himself had taken the said guinnyes out of his pockets, which 
Amhurst was captaine of the rabble. — Soon after Mr. Obadiah Walker, . . . Pulton 
(schoolmaster at the Savoy), and others, who were riding in a coach towards the 
seaside but forced to return towards London because they heard the rabble was up, 
were overtaken, seized on, and brought also to Faversham ; and committed them 
prisoners to the towne-house or hall and soon after to the goale where they con- 
tinued till they were transmitted to London where Mr. Walker was sent to the 
Tower. — After the king had been at Faversham for some little time, he sent for 
the earl of Winchelsey ^, who lived neare that place. Who comming forth-with, 
he caused the king to be removed to the house of capt. . . . Southouse, mayor of 
that towne, where he continued till his removall to London. — As for Hales and 
Sheldon the rabble would not suffer them to goe with the king to the mayor's 

^ from Wood MS.D 18, fol. 59, copied 
by Wood from some contemporary paper. 

^ Wood 529 (12) is ' An account of 
the proceedings at Whitehall, Gild hall, 
in the city of London and at the Tower, 
together with its surrender upon the 
surprizing news of the king's secret de- 

parture.' Wood 529 (13) is 'to his 
highness the prince of Orange the humble 
address of the city of London/ dated 
' II Dec. 1688.' 

^ i. e. equerry. See p. loi. 

* Obadiah Walker. 

•'' Charles Finch, 3rd earl. 

DECEMBER, 1688. 


house, but kept them prisoners in the inne. Afterwards Sheldon was let loose 
when the king left that place; and Hales thereupon was kept prisoner first in 
Faversham goale, then in that of Maidstone, where he continued till he was re- 
moved to the Tower, — After the full discovery that the person that was rifeled was 
the king, they offer'd him his gold againe, but he refusing it, it was divided among 
them. — While the king remained in the house of captain . . . Southouse, the gentry 
came in to pay their respects to him ; yet, notwithstanding, the rabble guarded 
the house day and night and kept him as a prisoner, supposing that they should be 
rewarded for their paines ^. 

Afterwards the king dispatched away a letter to the privie counsell, acquainting 
them what had befallen them. Whereupon they ordered the carles of Faversham 
Aylesbury^, Middleton*, and Waymouth^ with three of his majestie's coaches, his 
pad nagge, and 1 20 of his guards to take him out of the hands of the rabble. 

They came accordingly to Faversham and conducted (him) thence on Saturday 
15 December to Rochester, being accompanied thither by several of the nobility 
and gentry living neare Faversham and between Faversham and Rochester. — On 
Saturday night he layd in the house of Sir Richard Head at Rochester, and the 
next day went to London in a coach. 

A little before he came to London he design'd to goe round by Lambeth and 
over the ferry, but perceiving the general acclamations of the people he said that 
' though they hated his religion, yet they did not dispise his person.' And there- 
fore about 4 in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 16, he rode through the city of 
London, being preceded by a great many gentlemen and nobles bare-headed, and 
followed with a numerous company, with loud huzzaies. — The king stop'd at the 
queen dowager's at Somerset house, and gave her a short visit. Then he went to 
Whitehall : and that evening were ringing of bells and bonfiers, and his majesty 
appeared more cheerful than before his withdrawing. — But that which spoyl'd all 
was the great confluence of papists made then to him which was much resented by 
the prince of Orange then at Windsore. If the king had then prohibited all papists 
to refraine coming neare to him all had been well. 

Monday, Dec. 17, the prince of Orange sent from Windsore the marquis of 
Hallifax, the earl of Shrewsbury, and Henry lord Delamere, with a message to the 
king at Whitehall, to tell him that he thought it convenient for the greater quiet of 
the city and for the greater safety of his person that he should remove to Ham to 
a house there belonging to the duchess of Lauderdale. It was then ordered and 
contriv'd that the prince of Orange's guards should be possessed of all the posts at 
Whitehall to prevent the possibility of a disturbance from guards belonging to 
several musters. Before which was done, 'twas late at night, without advertising 
the king of the matter. — At past 1 2 of the clock at night the king being then in 
bed, they desired the lord Middleton, principal secretary of state, to tell his majesty 
that they had a message of great importance to be delivered to him from the prince. 
Whereupon they being introduced to his majesty, told him the prince desired to 
have him withdraw to Ham and to be there by noon the next day (T., Dec. 18). 
After some pause his majesty told them that he would withdraw to Rochester. — 
This the prince of Orange did, because he thought it not safe for him (the said 

^ marginal note : — ' he was then taken 
with a violent bleeding at the nose.* 

^ Lewis de Duras, 2nd earl of Fevers- 

2 Thomas Bruce, 2nd earl of Ailes- 


* Charles Middleton, second earl of 
Middleton, in the peerage of Scotland, 
Secretary of State since 1684. 

5 Thomas Thynne, ist viscount Wey- 



prince) to be in London so long as there was so great a confluence of papists about 
him. — It was then also ordered that the prince of Orange's guards should attend 
him to that place under pretence to keep off the rabble, supposing that the rabble 
upon sight of those guards would not venter to abuse or set on him. This is 
strange ! that the rabble should insult on him whome 2 dayes before they had in- 
troduced into the city with great acclamations. 

Dec. 18, about noone, Tuesday, the king went downe the river in his barge, and 
reaching to Gravesinne that night laid in the house of one . . . Etkins, an attorney. 
At or about 4 in the afternoone the prince of Orange made his entry into S. James 
in his calash with six horses, attended, with great acclamations \ by a world of 
nobility and gentry. 

Dec. 19, Wedn., the king went from Gravesend to Rochester, where he took his 
lodgings in the house of Sir Richard Head, being guarded by the prince of Orange's 
guards (who had an item given to them, to connive at his escape if he should en- 
deavour one). To him repaired his natural son the duke of Berwick, and Ralph 
Sheldon (before-mentioned, who was let loose from prison a little before). "While 
he stayed there several of the clergy of the cathedral of Rochester repaired to con- 
verse with him. 

Sunday, Dec. 23, between 2 and 3 in the morning his majesty with the duke of 
Berwick, Mr. Sheldon, and Mr. Delabody, with servants, went out of Sir Richard 
Head's back dore belonging to the garden, without any notice taken of them by 
the guards. At which time he left a letter ^ behind him in his chamber, dated 2 2 
Dec, Sat., shewing the reasons for his with drawing himself from Rochester, which 
begins thus: — 'the world cannot wonder at my withdrawing' etc. — Afterv/ards 
they went to the water's side where one capt. . . . Trevanion of the Henrietta yatch 
in company with one . . . Browne, a sea man, took him on board the pinnace be- 
longing to the said Henrietta yatch and carried him and his company downe the 
river Medway, on board the Eagle, the guardship that lay at the river's mouth 
against Queenborough. Whence he went on board the ketch that belonged to the 
said ship (the Eagle), togeather vdth captain Trevanion and Browne (the last of 
which is said to be the captain of that ketch), in which after a long and bad passage 
they at length arrived safely neare Bulloigne in France. — In the evening of the said 
day the earles of Middleton and Aylesbury came to S. Jamses and acquainted the 
prince of Orange that his majesty about 3 in the morning went out of the back dore 
of Sir Richard Head's house, with the duke of Berwick, Mr. Delabody, and Mr. 
Sheldon, and 'twas generally supposed that he was gone to France, because that 
the day before he had received an express of the queen's being there and that he 
left the lord Dunbarton ^ asleep. At the same time when the lord Middleton told 
this story, he produced his majesty's letter which he left upon his table, and gave 
it to the prince of Orange. (The said earl of Middleton, as it seems, was sent on a 
message from the king, Dec. 20, Th. ; but about what 'tis not knowne.) 

^ Wood 398 (21) is 'London's Wel- 
come to his most illustrious highness 
William Henry prince of Orange,' 1688, 
by Cyprian Southaick. 

^ Wood notes : — ' I have a copie of 
it' : i.e. Wood 529 (16) ' His majesty's 
reasons for withdrawing himself from 
Rochester.' Wood 529 (17) is 'The 
king's reasons (with some reflections 
upon them) for withdrawing himself 

from Rochester,' in which Wood notes, 
' sold at Oxon in the beginning of Jan. 
i68f.' Wood 529 (18) is 'reflections 
on a paper intituled Hzs majesty's reasons 
for withdrawing himself from Roches- 
ter^ Lond. 1689, which Wood bought 
at 'Oxon, Jan. 18, i68f, price 2d' 

^ George Douglas, first earl of Dum- 
barton in the peerage of Scotland. 

DECEMBER, 1688. 


In a letter dated 25 Dec, Tuesd., 1688, 'tis said that the king arrived at Azenby 
between Bullogn and Calais, where after he had stayed some houres a guard came 
to convey him to Paris ; and also that the king of France met him neare Parys, 
sainted him kindly, and rode before (not even with him) with his naked sword, 
brandishing — sed de hoc quaere. 

Another letter dated i Januar., Tuesd., i68f, says that the king and duke of 
Barwick had only cold beef to feed on that day when they went away, which they 
carried with them in the ketch, and that they were very cheerfull. Also that in 
the evening of that day (Dec. 23, Su.) they landed in Bulleyn bay, and the next 
day dined with the duke of Burbon.] 

Dec. 16, Su., Sir William Petty died; vide vitam (in the Athenae). 
Dec. 17, M., fl<annel> sh(irt>. 

[17 Dec. ^ M., 1688: in a Congregation, were the Universitie 
letter, pen d by orator William Wiat, directed to his highness prince 
of Orange, published or openly read : to congratulate his comming 
into England. The beginning is " Illustrissime atque invictissime 
princeps, quoniam literis nuper," etc.] 

19 Dec. ^ W., frost began and continued till 8 Jan., T.,— the latter 
part was very severe ^ 

Dec. 21, F., St. Thomas' day, Steven Hunt, M.A. and fellow of 
Trin. Coll., discharged of his fellowship by the president and certaine 
fellowes for not taking the degree of Bac. of Div. within the time pre- 
scribed by statute. This all the reason that they pretended to, who. 
told him he may appeale to the Visitor, ' which if he did they would 
produce reasons sufficient for his ejection besides.' He succeeded 
Dr. (Francis) Hawkyns when ejected ^ from being chaplain to the 
garrison of the Tower. He himself was ejected about the beginning of 
Dec.^ ; sided with Mr. (Obadiah) Walker ; had not received the sacra- 
ment since Xtmas 1687. (Dr. John^ Hawkins, deane of Chichester.) 

Dec.^ 30, 31 (Su., M.) at Weston (3^ to Dan. Web for an horse) 
to see how he did^; (he was) troubled ^ 

Ult. Dec, M., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that the rabble had 
seized on Dr. (James) Arderne, deane of Chester, somewhere in 
Cheshire and had abused him. 

^ note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 92. 

2 this note is now inserted out of 
place in the Aim. for June. 

^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 7 Jan. 

* see Luttrell i. 445. 

5 Hawkins being restored, Luttrell i. 

^ ' John ' is underlined, being in error. 
Francis Hawkins is the name. 

this note is inserted out of place in 
the Almanac for June. 

8 Mr. Ralph Sheldon had returned 
from London when the papists were 
disarmed, iith Dec. ; or when they were 
ordered to leave London, 2 2 Dec. Lut- 
trell i. 485, 490. 

^ the mob in various places was 
pulling down papists' houses, Luttrell i. 
486, 487, 488, 490. 


(Charles Cocking \ lord viscount Cullin, died December the 30th 
1688; was buried in his own cuntry.) 

(Wood 417 (168) is ' A new song — 

Ho, brother Teague, dost hear de decree 
Lilli-burlero bullen a la' — 
published in Dec. 1688. Two other songs with the same refrain published in 
Jan. i68f are Wood 417 (168) and (169).) 

(Wood 529 (5) is 'By his highness William Henry prince of Orange, a third 
declaration ' — in which Wood notes * sold in Oxon in the beginning of December : 
said to be written by Samuel Johnson, author of Julian, without the knowledge 
of the prince of Orange.' 

Wood 530 (i) is 'The expedition of the prince of Orange for England ... to 
the 1st day of Dec. 1688,' by N. N. ; Wood notes it as bought *I2 Dec. 1688, 
price 3(f.' 

Wood 530 (2) is John Whittie's ' An exact diary of the late expedition of the 
prince of Orange.') 

(Wood D 29 contains several collections of the papers issued during the pro- 
gress of the Revolution, in which Wood has noted the date of purchase, etc. The 
items are as follows : — 

Wood D 29 (i) is 'A collection of [15] papers relating to the present juncture 
of affairs in England,' 1688 — Wood notes 'usually sold in Oxford, S., 15 Dec. 
1688, price 6(^.' The fifteenth paper in this set is ' The prince of Orange his 
declaration of Nov. 28, 1688,' on which Wood notes: — 'usually reported soon 
after the publication of this that this was none of the prince's declaration nor done 
by his command but pen'd by Samuel Johnson commonly called Julian Johnson.' 

Wood D 29 (2) is 'A second collection of [7] papers relating,' etc., 1688; — 
price 6i/. 

Wood D 29 (3) is 'A third collection of [4] papers relating,' etc., Lond., 1688 : 
in which Wood notes ' sold in Oxford, Th., 20 Dec. 1688, price 6^/.' 

Wood D 29 (4) is 'A fourth collection of [12] papers relating,' etc., Lond. 
1688 : in which Wood notes 'published in the latter end of Dec. 1688, price ^d.^ 

Wood D 29 (5) is 'A fifth collection of [8] papers relating,' etc., Lond. 1688. 
Wood's note is 'Jan. 10, Th., i68f ; price 6<^.' 

Wood D 29 (6) is * A sixth collection of [6] papers relating,' etc., Lond. 1689. 
Wood's note is 'Jan. 18, T., i68|, price 6^/.' 

Wood D 29 (7) is *A seventh collection of papers relating to parliaments and 
the penal laws and tests,' 1689 — Wood's note being ' 25 Jan., F., i68f, price 6<^.' 
— together with * Second part, A seventh collection of [6] papers relating to the 
present juncture of affairs in England,' Lond. 1689 — Wood's note being ' bought at 
Oxford, 28 Jan., M., i68f, price 6^f.' 

Wood D 29 (8) is 'An eighth collection,' 6 papers, Lond., 1689; Wood's note 
' 29 Jan., T., i68f , price Gd: 

Wood D 29 (9) is 'A ninth collection,' 7 papers, Lond. 1689; Wood's note 
'bought at Oxon, 12 March, T., i68f, price 6^/.' 

Wood D 29 (10) is 'A tenth collection,' 5 papers, Lond. 1689; Wood's note 
' 22 March, F., i68|.' 

Wood D 29 (11) is 'An eleventh collection,* 7 papers, Lond. 1689. 

^ extract from the Burials Register of S. Michael's parish. Charles Cockayne, 
third viscount Cullen. 

DEC. \m% — JAN. 1689. 

Wood D 29 (12) is *A twelfth collection,' 13 papers, Lond. 1689; Wood's 
note 'published in the beginning of June 1689.' 

The same volume contains some other similar sets of papers : — 

Wood D 29 (17) is 'Seven papers, viz. i, the grounds and reasons of the laws 
against Popery,' Lond. 1689 ; Wood's note ' Jan. 29, T., i68f, price 6^/.' 

Wood D 29 (18) is ' Fourteen papers, viz. i, a letter from a gentleman in Ireland 
to his friend in London upon the vindicating of the present government in Ireland, 
Lond. 1689 ; Wood's note * usually sold in Oxon in the beginning of Jan. i68|.' 

Wood D 29 (19) is 'Six papers by Gilbert Burnet, D.D.,' Lond. 1689; Wood's 
note ' 18 Dec. T., 1688, price 

Several of the poetical effusions of the same period are found in Wood E 25, 
dated by Wood. 

Wood E 25 (112) is 'The prince of Orange's triumph, or the downfall of the 
distressed Jesuits'; Wood's note 'Dec. 1688.' 

Wood E 25 (113) is 'The Reading skirmish, or the bloody Irish routed by the 
victorious Dutch'; Wood's note 'Dec. 1688.' 

Wood E 25 (118) is 'The prince of Orange welcome to London,' beginning 
* The prince van Orange he is come to this land | And does in defiance of popery 
stand'; Wood's note 'Dec. 1688.' 

Wood E 25 (no) is 'A new song of Lulla By, or father Peter's policy dis- 
covered'; Wood's note 'Jan. i68f.' 

Wood E 25 (115) is 'A full description of these times, or the prince of Orange's 
march from Exeter to London'; Wood's note 'Jan. i68f.' 

W^ood E 25 (109) is ' The protestants' triumph, or the prince of Orange joyfully 
entertaind in the city of London'; Wood's note 'Jan. i68f.' 

Wood E 25 (ill) is 'A new touch of the times, or the nation's consent for a 
free parliament': Wood's note 'Jan. i68f.' 

Wood E 25 (117) is 'A new ballad called The Proiestanfs prophesie wherein is 
plainly set forth the difficulty of clearing our native country of those that infest us 
called Papists ' ; it begins ' Come hearken to me whilst the truth I do write j For 
in telling of lies I take no delight'; Wood dates it 'Jan. or Feb. i68|.' 

Wood 382 contains others of the No Popery verses of the day:— 

Wood 382 (4) is 'A Collection of the newest and most ingenious songs against 
Popery,' Lond. 1689; with Wood's note 'published in London in the latter end of 
Dec. 1688, price ^dJ 

Wood 382 (5) is ' A second Collection of the newest and most ingenious poems, 
satyrs, songs, etc., against Popery,' Lond. 1689; with Wood's note ' 14 Feb. 168S 
(i.e. I), (price) 6^ (bought in) Ox(ford).' 

Wood 382 (6) is 'A collection of poems on affairs of state,' Lond. 1689 ; with 
the note ' bought at Oxon, 26 Feb. 1688 (i. e. |), price 6^/.' 

Wood 382 (7) is ' A third collection of the newest . . . poems . • . Lond. 1689 ; 
'bought at Oxon, 12 March 1688 (i.e. f), price 6t/.' 

Wood 382 (8) is 'A fourth and last collection of poems, satyrs, songs,' etc., 
Lond. 1689; 'bought at Oxon, 30 March 1689.' 

Wood 417 also contains a number of political pieces in verse of the close of 
1688 and of i68f :— 

Wood 4T7 (1164) is a ballad, entitled 'The Explanation,' beginning: — 
' Our priests in holy pilgrimage 

Quite through the land have gon 
Surveying each religious house 
Of abbot, fryer, and nun' — 


to reclaim them and their lands for the church : Wood notes ' published about 
21 Dec, S. Thomas day the Apostle, 1688.' 

Wood 417 (165) is *Tom Tyler, or the nurse,' the infant prince of Wales being 
alleged to be son of a tiler introduced into the palace ; Wood notes ' published 
some few dayes before Christmas 1688.' 

During the close of 1688 and the beginning of 1689 the press was pouring forth 
pamphlets and ballads intended to justify the Revolution, by describing the suffer- 
ings of the popular party during the late reigns. 

Wood 429 A no. 26 is * An enquiry into the barbarous murther of (Arthur 
Capel) the late earl of Essex,' Lond. 1689, in which Wood notes — ' some copies 
are dated 1684 • commonly sold in Oxford in the latter end of Dec. 1688, price 1^ : 
this book being commonly sold in London in Dec. 1688 was called in about 
Xtmas Eve. This came to nothing for in the beginning of May 1689 the countess 
of Essex his widdow confess'd before certaine nobility and the bishop of Sarum 
(Dr. Gilbert Burnet) that her husband had murder'd himself.' 

Wood 421 (17) is 'An account of the injurious proceedings of Sir George 
Jeffreys against Francis Smith, 16 Sept. 1680,' London [i68|]. 

Wood 510 (35) is ' Murder will out, or the King's [Charles II's] letter justifying 
the marquess of Antrim,' Lond. 1689; bought by Wood 'Jan. 27, i68f, price 2d' 

Wood E 25 no. 117, is a 1688 reprint of a broadsheet lament over Monmouth's 
defeat, headed ' Monmouth worsted in the West, or his care and grief for the death 
of his poor souldiers,' and beginning ' Now we see the fight is over | Now poor 
Monmouth must away.' 

Wood 368 (28) is 'The dying speeches^, letters, and prayers etc. of those 
eminent Protestants who suffered under the sentence of the late Lord Chancellour ' 
(Jeffreys), Lond. 1689; which Wood notes to have been 'published in Jan. 1688 
(i. e. I ; price) 6d.' 

Wood 368 (29) is ' The dying speeches ^ of several excellent persons who suffered 
for their zeal against popery and arbitrary government,' Lond. 1689, which Wood 
' bought at Oxon. 9 Jan. 1688 (i.e. f ; price) 6d.' 

Wood 421 (12) is 'The late lord Russel's case, with observations by Henry 
(Booth) lord Delamere,' Lond. 1689; 'bought at Oxon., 12 March 1688 (i. e. | ; 
price) 6d.' 

Wood 421 (13) is 'Remarks upon the trials of Edward Fitz-harris, Stephen 
Colledge,' etc. by John Hawles, Lond. 1689; 'published about the middle of 
March i68| ; price 2s 6d.'y 

168f and 1689 : 1 William and Mary : Wood aet. 57. 

(At the beginning of this Almanac Wood notes its name and price ' Wing : 
1689 : 4{dy; and has these jottings for the Athenae : — ) 

15 Feb., F., letter to Dr. (Daniel) Whitby about bishop (Seth) Ward's Col- 
lections. [No^ answer.] 

28 Feb., Th., (to) John Aubrey about Sir Francis Wortley. 

Eodem die, to D(r) . . . Vaughan of Brecknock for epitaph of Dr. John David 
Rhese, (and) about Sir Edward and Sir John Stradling. 

^ Mr. John Hick's last speech is 
found on p. 13 ; see supra, p. 164. 

^ speech of Stephen Colledge (31 Aug. 
1681) is found on p. I ; of lady Alicia 

Lisle (Sept. 1685), on p. 25 ; of alder- 
man Henry Cornish (23 Oct. 1685), on 
p. 27. 

^ added later. 

DEC. 1688 — 7^A^. 1689. 

March 3, 4, (Su., M.), to G. Passmere for the dignitaries of Exeter. 

March 28, Th., to Mr. (John) Aubrey— (for) (i) place of Thomas Jones' 
burial —(2) place of Dr. (Seth) Ward's buriall— (3) place of Sir Richard Napier('s 
burial),— (4) (to ask) Abraham Hill where Nicholas Hill died— (5) which 
daughter and heir of Carew Ralegh was married to Sir John Ellowes ,— (6) to 
send to Olor Iscanus^ to answer my letters— (7) whether Dr. (John) Pell was 
bachelor or master of Arts,— (8) to put John Dugdale in mind of John Davenport. 

Chisgrove in Wilts — Sir Georg More. 

Dr. Mathew Lyster, president of the College of Physitians. 

Apr. I, M., (to) Dr. . . . Vaughan of Brecknock about Dr. John Davics. 

June 30, Su., to Mr. Richard Highmore minister of Candle-purse neare Sher- 
burne in Dorset for epitaph of Nathaniel Highmore and notitia for Richard 

Act Sunday, (7 July), (to) Mr. (John) Aubrey a letter for . . . Jones of Merton 
Coll. an author as in Mr. Thomas Jones his burial, author of 'Elymas'-' the 
sorcerer'; Sir Georg More of Loney his death; Sir Mathew Lyster builder of 
Amphill ; Sir Richard (Dr.) Napier. 

Sept. 6, F., to Dr. (Ralph) Bathurst for Richard Emot, Dr (Robert) Creyhton 
his offices of tresurer and deanc and his works. 

(To) Mr. (Richard) Reeves, (for the) life of father Augustine Baker^ (and of) 
Leander de Sto Martino (vicar-general). 

17 Sept., T., to Mr. Richard Highmore agamc. 

24 Sept., T., to Dr. (Narcissus) Marsh a note about Dr. Robert Price bishop of 

29 Sept., Su., Michaelmas day, to Mr. (Richard) Reeves for solution of queencs 
at Doway ; sepulture of Richard White, Morgan Philips, Arthur Pits ; in what 
church was bishop William Harrys buried.— (to) Mr. . . . Dawson about my 

Nov. 12, T., to Sir Henry S. George by Dr. (Robert) Plot for the natural issue 
of prince Rupert and King James H ; to enquire about cardinal (Philip) Howard ; 
also about the consecration of Dr. (Humphrey) Humphreys and (Nicholas) 

Nov. 30, S., St. Andrew's day, (to) Mr. Aubrey (about) staff (?) of Nicholas 
Hill ; (to) Olor Is(c)anus about Dr. John David Rhese and Sir Edward Strad- 
ling; (to) Mr. Ashmole about William Lilly and Mr. (John) Rushworth's death, 
in what church William Butler of Cambridge and Thomas Brightman are buried, 
when Dr. Henry More of Cambridge died. 

B(enjamin) Smithurst's book* from Mr. (Elias) Ashmole; Henry More of 
Cambridge to be put in Thomas Vaughan. 

January.— Jan. 2, W., Sir Robert Beversham, one of the Masters 
of the Chancery, died— so Hall's coffey letter. 

1 i. e. Henry Vaughan, the Silurist. 

2 Lond. 1682 ; Wood 427 (47). 

3 Wood MS. B 4 is ' An account of 
the life of the venerable father Augustin 
Baker, monk of the English congrega- 
tion of S. Benedict, who died in England 
upon the 9th of Aug. anno Domini 

1 64 1, aetatis suae 63 : his happy soul 
rest in peace, Amen.' 

* Benjamin Smithurst : ' Britain's 
Glory and England's Bravery,' Lond. 
1689, 8vo. ; Wood 442 (3). 

5 an error for Sir William Beversham, 
Luttrell i. 493- 



5 Jan., S., John Augustine Bernard resign'd his Moral Philosophy 
lecture, quaere Catalogue ^ 

Jan. 7, Munday, Sir Thomas Clarges and Mr. (Heneage) Finch 
chosen againe parliament men ^ for Oxford University. 

News letter dated Jan. 8, T., saith that last week died the lad^ Marshall, some- 
times governess to the late king's children; also the lady Ann 'Villiars' (' Hil- 
liard,' in another letter) ; yesterday (Jan. 7) died the earl of Suffolk (James 
Howard) ; the earl of Westmorland (Charles Fane) very ill. 

Jan. 9, W., at night, inter horas 8 et 9, died (Mary) Mounfort 
widdow, aged 84 or thereabouts : so the outlanders will now miss a 
victualling or boarding house: buried Jan. 18, R, in Magd. parish 
church ^ 

Jan. II, F., William Christmas, M.A. of New Coll., elected Moral 
Philosophy Reader. 

Jan. xi, Friday, the citizens made choice of the former burgesses to 
sit in the Convention (to meet on) Jan. 22, T.,— viz. Sir Edward 
Norris and captain (Henry) Bertie. 

Jan. 14, M., (John) Spencer ^ M.A. and fellow of Jesus Coll., died; 
buried in Jesus Coll. Chapel. 

Jan. 14, Munday, election of knights of the shire: stood Sir John 
Cope, Sir Robert Jenkinson, baronets; and (Thomas) Hord of Coat, 
esquire: a pole made and the next day, Jan. 15, T., towards the 
evening Sir John Cope and Sir Robert Jenkinson were pronounced 

[Bought 5 at Oxon, 14 Jan., M., 1688 (i. e. f ) (price) 6d ' Annus Mirabilis, or 
Strange and wonderful predictions out of Mr. J. Partridge's Almanack 1688,' 
Lond. 1689.] 

Jan. 16, W., (Gilbert Holies) earl of Clare died at Warwic house in Hoborne. 
Jan. 19, S., Philip (Wharton) lord Wharton said in the news then dated to be 
lately dead — quaere ^. 

Jan. 22, Tuesday, (William) Christmass, the new Moral Philosophy 
reader, made his inaug(uration) speech: vide in Moral Philosophy 
lecture ^. 

[Jan. W., bought 'Table talk of John Selden ' Lond. 1689, i^-.] 

^ Gutch's Wood's Hist. Univ. Oxon. 
ii. 875. MS. hodl. 594 p. 123 says that 
Bernard * resigned by writing.' 

^ for the * Convention ' summoned by 
the Prince of Orange to meet 22 Jan. 

^ see Peshall's Additions, p. 23. 

* John Spencer, M.A. Jes. Coll. 8 
June 1683. ' Mr. Spencer, felow of 
Jesus Coledge was buryed in the Col- 

Icdg Chappell January the 15, i68f '; 
Burials Register of S. Michael's. 

^ note in Wood's copy, Wood 643, 
no. 7 b. 

^ the report was false. 

^ i. e. in Gutch's Wood's Hist. Univ. 
Oxon. ii. 875. 

^ note in Wood's copy. Wood 533 

JANUARY, 1689. 


[S., 26 Jan.^ i68f, meeting at the Apoditerium, of the vice- 
chancellor and heads of houses, wherin the fellowes of Univ. Coll. 
were summoned to be visited, M., 4 Feb. following.--M., Feb. 4, they 
met in Univ. Coll. chapel and commanded them to elect a new 
Master loco Obadiah Walker. Complaint then made by the fellowes 
against Mr. (Nathaniel) Boyse and Mr. (Thomas) Deane, fellowes, 
who had lately left their religion for that of Rome.] 

Jan. 30, W., King's (Charles I) fast, Mr. (William) TaswelP of 
Ch. Ch. preached at S. Marie's. 

Jan. 30, W., a new invented bridle with screws came to Oxford 
to be publicly seen at the Red Lyon till Munday following and then 
'tis to be given to the . . . Invented, as they say, by a popish bishop 
to screw protestants to death by degrees, somthing to be put into 
the mouth that they shall make no noises. This to make papists 
odious ^. 

In this month the elm trees from Budnorth('s) gate leading to his 
garden and so to the great gate leading from the highway by St. 

Giles into New Parke, set (by the care of Mr Walker^ of Bras. 

Coll.) that in future time they may be a shade to Non-ultra Walk ^ 
These trees reached as farr as half the walke to the gate before 
mention d ; the other half from that gate to the end of Non-ultra were 
set in January 1689 (i. e. %%'). 

(Wood 529 (15) 'An account of the pretended prince of Wales and other griev- 
ances,' 1688, Wood notes as bought on Thursday, Jan. 10, i68f, price (id. 

Wood 529 (19) * A representation of the threatning dangers impending over 
Protestants in Great Britain before the coming of the prince of Orange' 16S9, 
Wood notes as bought on Friday 18 Jan. i68f, price i^.—' Dr. Gilbert Burnet 
the author : some say Robert Ferguson,' 

Wood 529 (20) is ' His Majestie's [James II] letter to his lords and others of 
his privy council from St. Germans-en-laye Jan, i68f .' 

Wood 529 (21) is 'A inquiry into the present state of affairs and in particular 
whether we owe allegiance to the king in these circumstances,' Lond. 1689. Wood 
notes 'Jan. 22, Tuesd,, i68f, price -^d; Dr. Gilbert Burnet the author.' 

Wood 660 C (37) is ' An account of the reasons of the nobility and gentry's 

1 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 123 b. 

2 William Taswell, B.D. Ch. Ch. 26 
Mar. 1685. 

2 cp. Luttrell i. 481. 

* Joseph Walker, MA. Bras. 19 June 
1663 or Joshua Walker, M.A. Bras. 4 
June 1678. 

^ these elms seem to be those in 
front of Keble College ; and if so ' Non- 

ultra' Walk will be the path which 
now runs between Keble College and 
the Parks. See and correct Clark's 
Wood's City of Oxford i. p. 344. 

^ Wood 529 (22) is * A word to the 
wavering, or an answer to the Enquiry 
into the present state of affairs^ Lond, 
1689: Wood notes it as bought on 
8 Feb., Frid., i68|, price id. 



invitation of the prince of Orange into England' Lond. 1688; in which Wood 
notes ' bought at Oxon in the latter end of Januar. i68|, price li'.' 

February.— [Beginning 1 of Feb. 1688 (i.e. f) (bought) 'The 
Lord Chancellour's (Jeffreys') discovery and confession/ Lond. 1689.] 
Feb. 3, Su., fl(annel) shi(rt). 

Feb. 4, M., (the) vice-chancellor (and) Doctors of the University"'^ 
met in the common-chamber of Univ. Coll. where, after severall 
examinations, they declared the places following void : — viz. the 
mastership held by Mr. (Obadiah) Walker, a papist, a fellowship 
(held) by Mr. Nath(aniel) Boys, papist, another by Mr. Thomas 
Deane, papist, and the revenews of a fellowship held by Mr. . . . 
Wakeman, a Jesuit, chaplain at Mr. (Obadiah) Walker's chapel. All 
which withdrew themselves from the College (except Mr. Boys) in 
the latter end of Oct. and latter end of Nov. last. The Chan- 
cellor and Masters^ of the University of Oxon are visitors of this 

Feb. 6, W.j when it was agitated in the House of Lords whether 
the king had abdicated his throne * or the kingdome, 65 gave their 
votes that he had done so, and 45 not. There were then 18 bishops 
in the house, 1 6 gave their votes that he had not abdicated ; two 
of them were in the affirmative, as (Henry) Compton bishop of 
London and (to the wonder of all) (Nathaniel) Crew bishop of 
Durham. O falsness ! he that ran with the humour of King James II ^ 
now forsakes him, to cring to prince of Orange in hopes to keep his 
bishoprick. Muddiman's letter saith that the bishop of London did 
agree with the 16 and none but Durham said that 'twas abdicated. 
(In) the printed paper wherein (are) the names of those that were 
against abdication of the king, are only eleven bishops that voted that 
it was no(t) abdicated — among them is not the bishop of London 
nor Durham. 

Feb. 9, Egg-saturday, 100 and 20 ^ bachelors presented. 
[Feb, 12 T., i68f, . . ., wife of Sir George Pudsey, died ; quaere 
where buried.] 

^ note in Wood's copy, Wood 368 

2 The Visitorship of University Col- 
lege now vested in the Crown was for- 
merly vested in the University, See 
Clark's Reg. Univ. Oxon. II. i, 283, 
285, 286. 

^ ' Masters ' substituted for 'scholars.' 
* voted by the Commons, Jan. . . 

Luttrell i. 499, 500. 

^ MS. has * I,' by a slip. 

® i. e. one hundred and twenty. 

' note from Wood MS. F 4, a slip 
inserted at p. 159, containing some 
jottings for the continuation of that 
book (Wood's account of persons who 
died or were buried at Oxford). 

FEB. — MARCH, 1689. 


Feb. 14, Th., thanksgiving day' in Oxford; ringing of bells, bon- 
fires; Mr. (Henry) Helyar ^ of C.C. C. preached. 

(Wood 417 (177) 'The green sickness cured/ and (178) 'The 
modish London Life/ have each a note by Wood ' bought at Oxon for 
a new ballet [ballad], 14 Feb. i68f.'> 

News letter, dated Feb. 16, S., saith that lord Latimer eldest son of 
(Thomas Osborne) the earl of Danby died suddenly, W., Feb. 15 
(at London or Westminster). 

[Feb. 22 ^ F., anno 1688 (i. e. f ) bought at Oxford ' A dialogue 
between father Gifford the late popish president of Maudlin and 
Obadiah Walker, master of University, upon their new Colledge 
preferment in Newgate.'] 

Feb. 25, M., cl(ean) sheets. 

[Bought* at Oxon 26 Feb. 1688 (i. e. f), u, 'The bloody Assizes, or, a com- 
plete history of the life of George lord Jefferies,' Lond. 1689.] 

[Bought^ at Oxon 26 Feb. 1688 (i. e. f) ' A full answer to the depositions con- 
cerning the birth of the Prince of Wales.'] 

(Wood E 25 no. 10 is an odd chap-sheet, folded three times, with pictures 
changing as each fold is lifted ; the verses on it begin ' Here Adam first leads up 
the van ] True mirrour of unstained life.' Wood notes on it ' bought at Oxon in 
Feb. i68f '). 

The presbiterians upon this revolution grow high, preach in public, 
set up their preaching places. Mr. James his old dancing school 
without North Gate they have made a preaching place. Mr. (Henry) 
Cornish holds out^ One (Richard) Stratton ^ somtimes an Ox- 
onian, afterwards a Nonconformist minister, was sent for and added 
(as) an assistant in June 1690. 

March ^ — In this month and in Feb. is a frequent desease of sore 
eyes among men, especially children, occasion'd by bad aire (quaere). 
Continued (in) April (and) May. 

^ ordered by the Convention on 22 
Jan. (see Luttrell i. 497, 498). William 
and Mary had been proclaimed king 
and queen on, W., Feb. 13 (see Evelyn's 
Diary under date ; Lnttrell i. 501, 503). 
Wood E 25 (114) is a ballad on the 
proclamation — 'The subject's satisfac- 
tion, being a new song on the proclaim- 
ing King William and Queen Mary,' 
13 Feb. i68f. 

2 Henry Hellier, M.A. Corp. 6 March 

^ note in Wood's copy. Wood 276 A 

* note in Wood's copy ; Wood 368 

5 note in Wood's copy ; Wood 660 C 

^ Wood notes : — * this was not till 
Nov. 1689.' 

^ Richard Stretton, M.A. New C. 
9 July 1658. 

8 ' Gillbert Salmon, a printer att 
the Theatre, a stranger, buryed March 
the 8th i68f': S.Michael's Burials 
Reg. 'Gillbert Salmon' is substituted 
for ' One Gibbey,' that being his nick- 



Mar. 3, Su., Dov. car. 

IMar. lo, Su., IMr. Jos(iah> Pullen told me that Mr. (John) Massy 
had sent his resignation of his deanery to Ch. Ch. 

Mar. 1 8, f3(annel) sli(irt). 

News letter dated 19 March, T., saith that Sir Georg Treby hath imprisoned 
Mr. (Jeremy) Collier a minister for writing a pamphlet discussing the king's 
leaving of England, shewing that he did not abdicate his people. The clergy 
discontented ; presbyterie increases. 

Jeremiah Collier of Cambridge (vide Athenae Oxon, p. 55) author of a pamphlet 
intitled ' The ^ desertion discussed/ for which he was committed to Newgate where 
he lay a considerable while, but released by the intercession of Dr. (Gilbert) 
Burnet. He (the said Collier) was author of ' The History of passive obedience 
since the Reformation,' London, 1689, quarto, published about the beginning of 
August ; in the beginning are quotations of Oxford History. 

[20 Mar. 2 1688 (i.e. f> (bought) 'The chancellor's (Jeffreys) address and 
confession,' Lond. 1689.] 

Mar. 22, R, violent wind, especially in the afternoon; blew downe 
the top of S. Aldate's steeple. 

(Wood 276 A no. CCCLXXXVni is a printed paper of orders about dress 
passed at a meeting of heads of houses 22 March 1688 (?f) : it is complained:— 

(1) that graduates and other yonger scholars weare mourning gowns without 
leave from the vice-chancellor and proctors. 

(2) that many gentlemen-commoners and others wear square caps with tufts, 
though they have not performed any exercise in Theater to entitle them to this. 

(3) that undergraduates, on pretence of being Students of Civil Law, wear the 
half-sleaved gown and the square cap, although not of 4 years' standing nor duly 
entered on the law line. 

(4) that the use of wearing hatts (nay, even of hatts button'd up) in publique, 
with crevatt-bands, is common, to the great scandal of the University.) 

Mar. 23, S., news letter at Halls saith Mr Petite, one of the Assistants to 

the Lord's house (in place of . . . Judge) is made head-keeper of the records in 
the Tower of London ; and Robert Ferguson, house-keeper of the Excise Office. 

Mar. 23, S., to Mris. Willis in Halywell for a paire of worsted stockyngs, 5^; 
2s and 4^ (or 6(^/)) for worsted at alderman (John) Townsend's. 

Mar. 25, 26, etc., (John Lovelace) lord Lovelace his agents beat 
up for voluntiers to goe for L'eland^ against the King James II and 

News letter dated 30 March, S., saith that bishop of Durham 

^ ' The desertion discuss'd in a letter 
to a country gentleman,' Lond. 1689, 
4to. Wood 530 (3) is ' The history of 
the desertion . . . with an answer to a 
piece called The desertion discussed'' 
Lond. 1689, by Edmund Bohun : Col- 
lier's pamphlet is printed at the end. 

^ note in Wood's copy, Wood 368 

(25). Wood 368 (26) is < An account 
of the flight, discovery, and apprehend- 
ing George lord Geffries,' bought about 
the same time. These numerous pam- 
phlets about Jeffreys were issued in justi- 
fication of the Revolution. 
^ Luttrell i. 513, 515. 

MARCH— APRIL, 1689. 


(Nathaniel Crew) will give up his bishoprick and that London 
(Henry Compton) will be translated thereto; that (Edward) Stilling- 
fleet, dean of Paul's, will be bishop of London, that Dr. (William) 
Stanley the queen's chaplain will be canon of Windsore and Dr. 
(Henry) Aldrich deane of Ch. Ch. 

Ult. Mar., Easter day, Dr. Gilbert Burnet consecrated bishop of 
Sarum at Fulham : vide Gazet. 

Much raine fell in this month and wee had floods. 

Latter end of March and beginning of Apr. all letters say' that the 
King (James II) is dead in France. Fah. 

April.— Spring very backward ; Apr. i, 2, 3, great store of raines; 
waters high ; a flood. 

Apr. 3, W., at night, news came that Dr. (Henry) Aldridge had 
the deanery of Ch. Ch. bestow'd on him. Whereupon the next day 
the bells rang. His character, see 9 collection of papers p. 7 ; vide 

Apr. 4, Th., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that Thomas Cooper 
of (the) Pellican in Little Britain, bookseller, was lately dead. 

Apr. 7, Low Sunday, (John) Pope ^ of New Coll. repeated. 

Letters dated 9 Apr., T., say that the lord Gainborough ^ died at 
Exton, in Rutlandshire. 

Apr. 10, W., William Cradock of Magd. Coll. and Thomas Newey 
of Ch. Ch. (which last had been several times pro-proctor) took their 
places of proctor. 

Apr. xi, Th., Coronation^ (day) at Oxon solemnized (vide papers^ 
alibi). Mr. (William) Lancaster of Queen's preached in the morning. 
Encenia in the afternoon verie disorderly, the Masters got in the 
Doctors' seats and the Bachelors and Undergraduats in the Masters'. 

Robert Harrison, mayor, who served in the wine-cellar at the 
coronation, received the honor of knighthood some days after. And 
Apr. 27 (S.) came home, was met by several horsmen and con- 

1 Luttrell i. 517. ^ Wood 276 A no. CCCCIX is the 

2 John Pope, M.A. New C. 22 Mar. programme of the Comitia held on 11 
i58|-. Apr. 16S9, in honour of the coronation 

Edward Noel, created earl of Gains- of William and Mary. One of the 

borough I Dec. 1682. pieces was entitled ' Magdalena ridens ' 

* substituted for ' Inauguration.' See i. e. that College rejoicing in deliverance 

Evelyn's Diary under date 11 Apr. from its oppressor. The pieces were 

1689; Luttrell i. 520. Wood 276 A aftewards printed Vota Oxoniensia 

no. CV is a description, with engrav- pro Guilhelmo rege et Maria regina . . . 

ings, of ' the ceremonial proceedings at accedunt panegyrica oratio et carmma 

the coronation' of William and Mary, gratulatoria 11 Apr. 1689,' Oxon, 1689, 

II Apr. 1689. fol. 



ducted to his dore in S. Peter's East with shouts, ringing of bells, and 

Letters dated Apr, 13, S., say that Dominic Sheldon a prime officer under 
major-general (Anthony) Hamilton was slayn at Colrayne ^ in Ireland upon the 
salying out of the protestants thence on Hamilton's men, or in pursuit of the pro- 
testants who counterfeited a retreat into Colrayne where they had sprang a mine 
within their gate and planted canons against it. See Gazet 1689 num. 2452 col. 3. 

Apr. 18, Th., Lord Chancellor (George) Jeffries died in the Tower, — so news 
letter at Short's — circa horam 5 ante meridiem ; died of a flux : buried ^ in the 
chappell of S, Peter ad vincula in the Tower of London neare the grave of the 
duke of Monmouth on Sat. following to prevent the indignity of the rabble. 

Apr. 19, F., John Temple*, son of Sir William Temple, some dayes since made 
Secretary of Warr, flung himself over a wherry when it was shooting London 
bridge, and so drown'd himself. A note left in the wherry-boat ran thus ' My 
folly in undertaking what I could not execute is a great prejudice to the king : 
there was no other way to remedie it but this.' — So James Hall's letter at Turl 
coffey hous ; and adds that he was only son of Sir William Temple, sometimes 
embassador in Holland. A pamphlet of this among Mr. Ashmole's pamphlets, 

(24 Apr., W.) [in vigilia S. Marci 1689 dedit mihi A(rturus) C(harlet), SS. T. 
B. e coll. Trin. (hunc librum^)] 

Hall's letter dated 27 Apr., S., saith that Dr. (Thomas) Cartwright, bishop of 
Chester, is dead in Ireland, supposed to be poys(on)'d ^ by the popish clergy ; 
that Dr. (William) Ashton is to be bishop of Chester. 

Apr. 30, T., 3 half-crownes and 6 (aT) to Mr. . . . Heywood for gazets. 

May. — May 3, F., died Sir Robert Peyton at London, saith Hall's 
letter ; but Short's saith that he died at 6 of the clock in the morne on 
the 4th of May, Sat. He was the first of the green ribbon club or 
partie in 1679. Buried in St. Dunstan's church in Fleet Street, 
May 8, W. 

In the beginning of this month the new oath by Act of Parliament 
was published for all to sweare allegiance to King William. Many 
refuse it. 

[Bought"^ at Oxon 4 May 1689, being then newly come from 
London, 'Auctio Davisiana Oxonii habita ' (Lond. 1689), George 
Smalridge A. Bac. et alumnus Aedis Xti, author.] 

News letter dated May 9, Th., saith that many ministers refusing 

^ see supra, p. loi. 
^ Luttrell i. 521, 524. 
^ Luttrell i. 523. 
* Luttrell i. 524. 

•'' ' Musae Cantabrigienses,' 1689, 
verses presented by the University of 
Cambridge to King William and Queen 
Mary. The note is found in Wood's 
Copy (Wood 327). 

® Luttrell i. 526. Wood 510 (36) is 
*A letter out of Ireland . . . giving a 
full account of the sickness and funeral 
of the late bishop of Chester ' [Thomas 
Cartwright], Lond. 1689. 

note in Wood's copy (Wood 517 
no. 4), in which he also gives the names 
of those indicated by initials in the dia- 
logue. See supra, p. 157. 

APRIL — MAY, 1689. 

to take ^ the oath of allegiance and supremacy to King William, they 
must be silenced from preaching (so that the Presbyterian ministers 
must be desired to preach in the city— Scotland, quaere). So you 
see Presbyterians take all oathes. This for Scotland : this of Scot- 
land, and not of England. 

May 13, Sunday, Robert ^ Dormer of Rousham com. Oxon. esq. was buried in 
the church of Long-Crendon in Bucks in a vault there where his father was 
buried before him. He died of an apoplexy ^ suddenly at Rousham. Left several 
children by his second wife, named Ann, daughter of Sir Charles Cotrell knight. 
His eldest son by his first wife ((Catherine Bertie) daughter of the earl of Lindsey *) 
succeeds him in Dorton neare Crendon. 

May 14, 15, 16 (T., W., Th.), exceeding hot: afterwards a cold 
Whitsontide ^. 

May 16, Th., cl<ean> sh(eets>. 

18 May, S., (Charles Erskine) the earl of Marr, governour of Sterling Castle, 
died— so Hall's letter dated 30 May, Th. 

May 19, Whitsunday, Sir Robert Wright, late Lord Chief Justice of the King's 
Bench, died in Newgate prison— so the news letters. Private(ly) buried the next 
day in the ch(apel) belonging to Ch. Ch. hospital. 

May 26, Trinity Sunday, an ordination of 84 ministers or ther- 
abouts in Magd. Coll. chapel by Baptist (Levinz) bishop of the Isle 
of Man. Mr. (WilHam) Nicolls « of Merton Coll. preached. Timothy 
(Hall) bishop of Oxon was then, as 'tis said, in Oxon, lodged at 
Dr. (Joshua) Lasher's house in Pennyfarthing Street, and deputed 
the bishop of Man to performe the ceremony. (Entered) in Timothy 
Hall (in the Ath.) 

May 27, Munday night about 9, (John Lovelace) lord Lovelace 
came in his coach up the South Street to the Cross Inne. The 
mobile shouted and rejoyc'd. 

May 27, Trinity munday, election at Trin. Coll.; Mr. (John) 
Cudworth resign'd purposely to have brought in Mr. (John) Brideoke' 
of that house ; but (he) was put aside. This Mr. Cudworth did 
appeare to be popishly affected tempore Jacobi H, and seing that 
he was neglected by the society he therefore resign'd. He gave his 
vote last Christmas for (Stephen) Hunt to be expel'd. 

May 29, W., King Charles H day, Dr. (John) Heme of Exeter 

1 see Evelyn's Diary under date 26 Fellow of Merton in 1684; see Brod- 
Apr. T689. rick's Merton, p. 298, Gardiner's Reg. 

2 ' Robert ' substituted for ' William.' Coll. Wadh. p. 326. 

3 ' apolexey ' in MS. ' Joshua Lasher, M.D. S. Jo. 1 7 Dec. 
* Montagu Bertie, 2nd earl. 1679. 

Whitsunday fell on 19 May. ^ John Bridecake, M.A. Trin. 5 July 

" William Nichols, B.A. Wadh. 27 1688. 
Nov. 1683, M.A. Mert. 19 June 1688; 



Coll. preached at S. Marie's. A wet evening, and the sport was 

[Ult. May\ F., Thomas Parsons died]. 

June.— Hall's letters dated i June, S., say that marquess of Mont- 
ross is lately dead I Ibidem, Dr. (John) Tillotson, deane of Canter- 
bury, made clerk of the closet to his majesty. Ibidem, Sir William 
Holcroft mounting his horse with designe to attend his majesty in 
hunting at Epping Forest was suddenly taken with an apoplexy and 
forthwith died. 

June 8, Sat., at 12 of the clock at night or past . . . Creip (or 
Creak) and . . . Woodiard ' of Mert. Coll. broke as many windows as 
came to 7/2'. and od money. 

June 13, Th., [Convocation ^ to put off the Act under pretence of 
no proceeders in the greater faculties]. Convocation to make one 
monsier (John) Maynard ^ somtimes preacher of the Protestant 
church at Charentone, now chaplain to King William III and pre- 
bendary of Windsore^ (loco doctoris (Isaac) Vossii), to be Dr. of 
Div. — j^asfz, 1689. 

June 17, Munday, Dr. (Henry) Aldridge, canon of Ch. Ch., 
installed deane (loco (Johannis) Massy). 

June 18, Tuesday, Convocation to put off the Act^- whereupon 
4 Doctors of Divinity went out. So after this rate wee shall have no 
Act, if it be put off for want of proceeders. Between this time and 
the Act went out 13 Doctors in several faculties. 

June 19, W., fast day appointed by Parliament vide Gazet. Mr. 
(Thomas) Vilet ' of S. John's preached at St. Marie's. 

June 20, Thursday, Mr. William Wake of Ch. Ch. installed canon 
of Ch. Ch. loco (Henrici) Aldridg : Fas/i, 1689. 

June 25, Tuesday, the great installation feast in Ch. Ch. great hall, 
given by Dr. (Henry) Aldridge, deane, and Mr. (William) Wake^ 
canon. Heads of Houses and all Doctors invited. 

' note in Wood MS. F 4 slip at p. 159. 

^ James Graham succeeded as third 
marquess in 1684, was created duke of 
Montrose 24 Apr. 1707, died 1742. 

^ Will. Woodyeare, matric. 17 Dec. 
1687, aet. 18. 

^ the words in square brackets are 
scored out, being in error : see June 18. 

^ John Mesnard. 

^ installed 11 June 1689. 

' MS. Eodl. 594, J). 121 says:--'T. 
18 June 1689, Chancellor's letters read 

to have the Act put of, ''because no 
proceeders in any of the faculties to 
stand in the next Act, and that you had 
lately a sort of an Act on the inaugura- 
tion of King William and Queen Mary." 
— In the same Convocation Delegates 
were appointed to act in the Universitie 
by the said chancellour, then about to 
goe into Holland.' 
« Luttrell i. 538. 

^ Thomas Vilett, M.A. S. Jo. 1 1 Apr. 

MAY— JULY, 1689. 

June 26, W., I released to Mr. John Mayot and his wife all my right or 
oversight that I had in the management of his wife's portion (400/2'.), 
and so did John Hanks. Here enlarg ^ — see St. Vitus day last year. 

June 29, S. Peter's day, Sat., Sir Edward Villiers, knight marshal], 
died : his son succeeds " by patent — so Hall's news letters. 

July ^ — July 4, Th., Convocation, wherein passed Mr. (Edward) 
Ferrar's buisness of Univ. Coll. to be D.D. {Fasti 1689). 

July 5 ^ F., princess Ann brought to bed of a boy ; vide Gazet. 

July 7, Act Sunday if there had been an Act. Sermon at Ch. Ch. ; 
(Gilbert) Ironside the vicechancellor huffs at it; would not goe there 
but sends Dr. (Timothy) Halton his deputy thither, while he without 
bedells goes to St. Peter's where severall Doctors were and graduats 
and undergraduats. 

July 8, 12, etc. (M., F.) the chancellor of the diocese and officers 
sate in the lower Gild hall to take the oathes of such that swear fealty 
to King William and Queen Mary. 

July 8, M., Mr. . . . Prendergrast, an Irish man, papist, stood in 
pillory at Charing Cross for writing and publishing ' Hoc ^ est Parlia- 
mentum or the new christned Parliament.' 

[July 8^, M., Convocation, wherein at the end several Drs and 
Heads took the oath of allegiance : Gilbert Ironside, vicechancellor ; 
Dr. John Meare (principal of Bras.) ; Dr. Fitzherbert Adams (rector 
of Line.) ; Dr. Jonathan Edwards (principal of Jes. Coll.) ; Thomas 
Baylie, S.T.P., principal of New Inn Hall; Dr. Ralph Bathurst 
(president of Trin.).] 

News letter at Wolleys dated July 9, T., saith that on the 7th (Su.) viscount 
Lisbourne ^ died (at Westminster, quaere) ; and about the same time the countess 
of Warwick ^ Shee died Friday morning, July 5 ; left behind her a son named 
(Edward Rich) call'd the earl of Holland, of Exeter College, and three daughters. 
She was the daughter of the earl of Manchester. 

Hall's letter dated 9 July, T., 1689 ; ' this day Mr. sergeant (John) Trenchard 
reported the bill ^ for attainting severall persons in rebellion in Ireland, with 
amendments; viz. (William Herbert) marquis of Powis ; lord Thomas Howard, 
brother to the duke of Norfolk (Henry Howard) ; (Henry Jermyn) lord Dover ; 

^ see supra, 18 Oct. 1687. 
Luttrell i. 554. 

3 ' John White, University carpenter, 
wass buryed July the 3rd 1689, aged 
62 ' : S. Michael's Burials Register. 

* this note is scored out, as being in 
error. The boy was born on 24 July, 
Luttrell i. 561. 

5 Luttrell i. 532. 

« note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 121. 

' the news w^as false. Adam Loftus, 
created in 1685 viscount Lisburne, was 
killed at the siege of Limerick, see in 
Sept. 1 69 1. 

® lady Anne Montagu, daughter of 
Edward Montagu second earl of Man- 
chester, widow of Robert Rich second 
earl of Holland and fifth earl of War- 

3 Luttrell i 550. 



Sir Henry Bond of Pickham, baronet ; Sir Alexander Fitting ^ : Sir Roger Strick- 
land; Sir Edward Herbert; Sir William Jennis^; Francis Plowden, esq.; Sir 
Patrick Tront ^ ; John Trinder, esq. ; Thomas Colins, gent. ; colonel Dominick 
Sheldon ; major Barker ; colonel Sutherland ; major Boshier ; colonel Burkham.' 

In the beginning of this month the arch on Osney bridge was 

July lo, W., a grave dug in Brasnose Coll. cloister for a yong man * 
of that house drown'd at Patin s Pleasure the day before — the only son 
of a minister. 

lo July, W., Gilbert James, fellow of Alls. Coll., kil'd . . . Somner, 
a yonger brother of the Somnors of . . . neare Ailesbury, at a taverne 
dore in the Strand. Vide alibi. 

July 1 6, T., about two in the morning a terrible fit of the crampe 
above the ancle and about the lower end of the calf of my left legg, 
occasion'd by either throwing that leg out of the bed being hot 
weather or by over-retching my self. I was then in a sweat. 

July 1 6, T., common report that Dr. (Joseph) Crowther died at 
London two dayes since. False. 

July 1 8, W., Mr. (Stephen) Wilsted varied; defer'd to that time 
because of sickness. 

July 19, Th., at 9 at night paid Thomas Short 2^- for news letters 
ending last Midsomer day. 

Hall's news letter dated 23 July, T., saith that a gent, that came from Dublin 
to Liverpool, saith that the papists have murdered ^ the bishop of Waterford in his 
owne pallace giving him seven wounds and perpetrated the like on the deane and 
servant of the bishop's. Dr. Hugh Gore, quaere. 

July 26, Friday night, between 7 and 11, bonfiers in East Gate and 
North Gate Street, with the ringing of bells in some parishes ; bone- 
fiers in some colleges, particularly in Magd. Coll. (where the bells 
rang), for joy of a prince being borne of the lady Ann, princess of 
Denmark. Vide Gazet. 

News letter dated July 27, S., saith that this week . . . Carie, one of the maides 
of honor, died. 

Sat., July 27, died colonel . . . Moldesworth^ the new governour of Jamaica. 
So Hall's letter, 30 July, T. 

Sunday^, July 28, the yong prince was Xtined at Hampton Court 

^ Fitton, Luttrell i. 593. 
^ Jennings, ibid. 
^ Trant, ibid. 

* John Skeate, scholar ; Buckley 
Madan, * Brasenose Calendar,' p. 49 ; 
Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, p. 379. 

^ Luttrell i. 561. 

« Luttrell i. 557, 563. 
S., July 27th, according to Luttrell 
i. 564. The child was christened 
William, and created duke of Glocester. 

JULY — AUG. 1689. 

by the bishop of London (Henry Compton) ; godfathers the king 
(William III) and (Christian V) King of Denmark (for whome stood 
(Charles Sackville, earl of) Dorset, lord chamberlayne) ; marchioness 
of Halyfax, godmother. Vide Gazet. 

July 30, Tuesd., to J. A. of Hed(ington), i^. 

(In July 1689, Wood examined the books in Jesus College Library, 
and made some notes about them which are found in his ' Catalogue ^ 
no. 5/ pp. 224, 225.) 

August.— News letter at Hall's, dated i Aug., Th., saith that 
Michael de Moulina, author of ' The Spiritual Guid,' died lately in the 
Inquisition at Rome where he was put for being a Quietist. 

Aug. 3, S., several letters in cipher came by a messinger from one 
of the secretaries of state to Dr. (John) Wallis, which had been taken 
from one of the party belonging to King James II, for him to unfold. 
He told him he would not sleep till he had done it. 

Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me Aug. 4, Su., that Dr. Henry More 
had been dead an yeare. 

Aug. 5, M., at Abendon assizes with Mr. Gabriel Seymoure ; 
where, at the New Tavern kept by an Oxford man and elswhere, cost 
me^ 7^". 

Scholars and others exceeding rude in the night time by giving ill 
language under windowes where handsome women are, and breaking 
windowes : and about i Aug. a scholar robb'd in Logick lane at 1 2 at 
night of 6^, quaere. 

Aug. 9, Friday, at 3 in the afternoon John Warburton, M.A., com- 
moner^ of Brasn., went to see his mistress at Hedington (Francis 
Harris) ; fell sick of a feaver ; and died there in her armes, Sunday 
the xi; and was buried at Brasnose the next after in the cloister. 
He* was a baronet's son and was bred up a commoner in Brasn. 

The oath of allegiance to King William was to be taken by the first 
of Aug. Those in Oxon ° that refused it were— Dr. Thomas Crost- 
wait of Queen's Coll. ; Dr. Thomas Smith of Magd. Coll. ; Dr. 
(Richard) Traffics^ of New Coll.; (Edward) Hopkins' of Line, 

^ see note i p. 195. 
2 ' be ' in MS. 

^ ' commoner ' substituted for * fellow.' 
John Warburton, M.A. Bras. 17 June 
1687 ; Gutch's Wood's Coll. and Halls, 
P- 379- 

* this sentence is substituted for 'a 
fellow of an house and kept an whore.' 

5 Luttrell i. 567. 

« Richard Traffics, D.C.L. New Coll. 
7 July 1685. 

^ the statement is inaccurate as regards 
Hopkins. dward Hopkins of Somer- 
setshire, adm. Fell, of Line. 12 Oct. 
1675; vacated his fellowship in 1716 
for refusing to take the oaths to King 



lately proctor ; William Bishop, fellow of Ball. Coll. ; Henry Dodwell, 
history professor. Dr. John Wallis hath taken all oathes since 1641 ; 
why hath he done soe ? because a Presbyterian. 

The bishops that take not the oathes are (William Sancroft) Can- 
terbury; (Francis) Turner of Ely; (Thomas) Ken of Bath and 
Wells; (Robert) Frampton of Glocester; (John) Lake of Chichester 
(dead); (William) Lloyd of Norwich; (Thomas) Whyte of Peter- 

News letter ^ dated 20 Aug., T., Sir Richard Browne and captain . . . Billings- 
ley, officers of horse guards in the Dutch camp in Flanders, fought a duel. 
Browne was killed upon the spot ; the other died soon after. 

[Aug. 22 2, Th., William Coxeter died]. 

News letters, dated 24 Aug., S., say that the pope Odescalcy ^ died at 4 in the 
afternoon 12 Aug. aetat. 79, anno pontificatus 12. I remember Mr. (Ralph) 
Sheldon use to tell me he was the ... * cardinall in 1645. Letters of the same 
date say that the countess of Orrery sister to the earl of Sufiolke died 2 dayes since. 

Aug. 24, S., cl(ean) sh(eets). 

(Oliver) Gregory ^ parson of Middleton Stony, buried Aug. 25, Su., there. 
Somtimes of Queen's Coll., chaplain. Died suddenly — apoplexies and sudden 
deaths are frequent. Mr. (Francis) Offley® succeeded. 

[25 Aug., Su., 1689, Elizabeth Seymour Read, daughter of (Edward) Read and 
Catherine Wood his wife, was born at the Wheatsheaf in All Saints' parish Oxford. 
— Buried in All Saints church, 3 May 1692.] 

Aug. 28, W., the arch of East Bridge was finish'd at the charg of 
the country — the same arch I meane which had been pulled downe last 

Aug. 31, S., G(eorge) Coxeter posted up in public places in Oxford 
for a fool, knave, and coward by Sir Thomas Cutler, father-in-law to 
his wife. 

Hall's letter, dated 31 Aug., saith that (Charles Finch) earl of Winchelsey died 
some dayes since at his seat in Kent, an author ; also Oliver S. Johns, esq., a 
meciber of Parliament for Stockbridge is dead of the smal pox ; and captain . . . 
Man, a wealthy honest gent., died of an apoplexy in the Isle of Wight. 

Quakers are dispensed with from taking oaths and must not the 
three bishops and others now be. Perfidious wretches who joyned in 
the attempt of enslaving and undoing the nation are not called into 
question, and the persecutors of the bishops when they were imprison'd 

George. He took B.D. on 8 July 
1687 ; he died in Sept. 1739. 

^ Luttrell i. 571. 

2 MS. Wood, F 4, slip at p. 159. 

^ Pope Innocent XI (Benedict Odes- 

* a word illegible : perhaps ' princ(i- 


^ Oliver Gregory, M.A. Queen's 6 
July 1671. 

^ P>ancis Offley, M.A. Alls. 17 Apr. 

^ note in MS. Phillipps 7018. 

AUG, — SEPT. 1689 

are not only received into mercy, but into favour. And must the 
bishops who suffer'd the yeare before for the protestant cause be now 
casheired. The quakers, who have fallen under the just displeasure 
and detestation of the kingdome for their conjunction with King James, 
have been since humour'd in their nonsense, excused from oathes, 
exempted from penalties of the Act lately made for taking the oathes. 
And must the ^ bishops stil for refusing one oath be undone. 

Mr. Henry Dodwell, much concern d against those that take oaths ; 
makes it his discourse so much in coffey houses in Oxford against 
them, that if he had not gon away in August Dr. (Gilbert) Ironside 
the vice-chancellor would have talked with him about his freeness of 
speech and have desired him to absent himself from Oxon. Liberal 
in his discourse at London, so much that a gent, threatned to bring 
him into danger were it not for his learning. 

September.— Hall's letter dated 3 Sept., T. ; Sir Henry Tulse, 
somtimes Lord Mayor, died, M., 2 Sept. Ibidem, John Lake, bishop 
of Chichester, died last week. [George ^ Walker, a colonel of and 
governor of London Derry, is to succeede him, or else if (Ezekiel) 
Hopkyns bishop of London Derry will come to Chichester, then 
Georg Walker is to be bishop of Londonderry— so Hall's letter, 
Sept. 10, T.] Ibidem, bishop of London (Henry Compton) is com- 
missionated to act as archbishop of Canterbury because the said 
archbishop (William Sancroft) refuses to take the oath of allegiance 
to King William IH. Bishop of Ely ((Francis) Turner) taketh it 

Hall's news letter dated Sept. 10, T., that Dr. (Nicholas) Stratford, minister of 
St. Mary Aldermanbury, being made bishop of Chester, the parishioners have 
chosen Dr. (Ezekiel) Hopkyns bishop of London Derry theire pastor ; that Mr. 
Georg Walker declines being a bishop ; vide proximam paginam (i. e. under 
dates 12 and 14 Sept.). In the same ^ letter saith that Dr. Simon Patricke stands 
fairest for the bishoprick of Chichester. 

In another letter there of the same date, that Dr. (Ezekiel) Hopkyns bishop of 
London-Derry is to be translated to Chichester and Mr. Georg Walker to be made 
bishop of Londonderry. 

[Sept. xi,* W., Compton Verney of Ball. Coll. died : he hath a monument (in 
S. Mary Magdalene church).] 

Letter from Dundalk to Mr. (Arthur) Charlet dated 12 Sept., Th. ; John 

1 « be ' in MS., by a slip for * the.' 

^ the words in square brackets are a 
later insertion. 

^ substituted for ' another letter there 
of the same date.' 

* note in Wood MS. F 4, slip at p. 

159. On the same slip is a note ' Sept. 
. . . Ann, wife of Philip Michel, died 
—quaere Holdship,' entered first under 
1690 and then scored out and put under 


Bvilkley, lievtenant of foot, lately gentleman commoner of Trin. Coll., died at 
Dundalk lately of the flux. 

(Wood 276 A no. CCCCCLXXVI is 'An advertisement on the behalf of 
"William Dockwra, merchant, concerning the penny post,' at the foot of which is 
written ' The reader is desired not to take away this paper.' Wood has a note on 
it ' This paper was dispersed in every coffee-house in Oxon in the beginning of 
Sept. 1689.') 

Hall's letter dated 14 Sept., S., saith that Dr. John Tillotson is to remove from 
the deanery of Canterbury to the deanery of Paules ; and that Dr. (William) 
Stanley is to be deane of Canterbury; Mr. (John) Williams of the Poultry, 
mmister, to be residentiary of Paules ; and that Dr. (Anthony) Horneck and Mr. 
(Peter) Birch are competitors of the church of S. Andrew in Holborne in the place 
of Dr. (Edward) Stillingfleet. 

Another letter there of the same date saith that Dr. (Ezekiel) Hopkins bishop of 
London-Derry is to be archbishop of Cashills in Ireland, and Georg Walker to be 
bishop of London-Derry ; that (Peter) Birch of S. James is to be minister of S. 
Andrew's in Holborne and prebendary of Westminster in the place of Dr. 
(Nicholas) Stratford. 

Sept. 14, Sat., (John) lord Bellasis was buried in S. Andrew's church in 
Holborne — so Hall's letter. 

Ibidem (i. e. Hall's), letter dated 17 Sept., T., whereas in the time 
of King James II it was ordered that that part of the inscription on 
the pyramid which said that the city was burnt by the papists was 
commanded to be put out, it was in this month ordered to be restored. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17, (some say Wedn., (Sept. 18)) Richard Oliver, 
sometimes fellow of St. John's Coll. and proctor of the University, 
afterwards dignified at Winton (archdeacon of Surrey) and beneficed 
in those parts, hang'd himself at Winton. Upon this account as 'tis 
said, that having promised marriage to Dr. (John) Speed's daughter 
with little or nothing, was afterwards engaged to one with a great for- 
tune. Whereupon Speed's daughter told the bishop of it and the 
bishop urg'd him with it. Therefore he being discontented, hang'd 
himself — quaere. 

[19 Sept. \ Th., 1689, Ann Wood, daughter of Christopher Wood 
was married at Long Witnam to Robert Aldworth, chandler, of 
S. Mary's parish Oxford, by Mr. ^ Farr(ow) of Lincoln College, vicar 
of that place]. 

In Ember-week ^ this month (Sept.), Dr. Henry Fairfax of Magd. 
Coll. {Fasti 1680) had the deanery of Norwich confer'd upon him by 

^ note in MS. Phillipps, 7018. 

^ Robert P^arrow, born at Thingdon 
Northts, matric. from Ch. Ch. 17 May 
167 1, *aet. 15, filius Francisci Farrow, 
de Thindon Northts, pauperis'; B.A. 
Ch. Ch. 2 June 1674; elected into a 

Northamptonshire fellowship at Line. 
Coll. 16 Feb. and adm. 2 March 167I; 
M.A. Line. 23 Jan. i67f ; died 3 Aug. 

" Wedn., Sept. 18, Ember-day, 

SEPT. — OCT. 1689. 

his majesty by the hnportunities of Sir Thomas Clarges in requitall of 
his former sufferings— so Dr. Edward Bernard. (In the coffey 
letters dated Oct. i, T., it was reported that he was then lately made 
dean \) 

Sept. 21, S., with Sir George Mackensey, a famous Scot, at the 
Crown Tavern with Mr. (Arthur) Charlet, Dr. (Robert) Plot, 
(Thomas) Creech, (John) Alexander ^ (a Scot of Ball. Coll.). 

Letter at H(all's) dated 21 Sept., S. ; lord Lansdowne's lady, 
daughter of the marquess of Caermarthen (Thomas Osborn), is lately 

Sept. 25, W., Jonathan Edwards D.D. principal of Jesus Coll. took 
his place of vicechancellor. Dr. Gilbert Ironside when he gave up 
said in his speech, turning to Edwards, ' non ^ habebis monstra ilia 
horrenda communiter vocata quo warrantoes, non habebis Obadia- 
tus,' etc. Afterwards followed a short speech of Dr. Edwards but so 
trite and poore that Sir George Mackensie being there he held downe 
his head. Yet Dr. (Robert) Plot and Mr. (Arthur) Charlet saith 
'twas good. 

Sept. 26, Thursday, Mr. . . . Greenfield convicted last sessions for the murder 

of Mr Charlton was hang'd at Tyburne. A rich coffin was prepared for him 

to bury him at Padyngton ; but the company of chirurgeons, by vertue of a 
warrant, obtained the corps and so carried it to their hall to be anatomized— so 
Hall's letters dated Sept. 27, F. He made a penitent end. 

[27 Sept.,* F., Dr. Jonathan Edwards took his place as vicechancellor.] 

In the latter end of this month (Sept.) Henry Wildgoose, a painter- 
stainer of Oxon, having had notice that he should be elected one of 
the chamberlaines of the city of Oxon, which would cost him 3//. to 
enter upon it, he thereupon denies his freedome ; was matriculated as 
a member of the University and became grome to Dr. (John) Irish of 
Alls. Coll. Whereupon declaring himself a University man ult. Sept. 
when he was elected chamberlayne and denying their authority, he was 
arrested by the city. So the University and City went to law about 
him — quaere Almanac 1690, Jan. 

October.— Hall's letter dated Oct. i , T. ; colonel Thomas Wilford, 
late commander of the guardship at Chatham, died lately in the 
Marshallsea, to which place he was committed for speaking derogatory 
words against King William and the government. 

Oct. 4, F., Barbara Villiers, dutchess of Cleevland (by whome King Charles I 

1 he was nominated 23 Sept. and in- 
stalled 30 Nov. 1689. 

John Alexander matric. from Balliol 

i6 Dec. 1687, aet. 22. 
3 MS. has ' nunc ' by a slip for * non.' 
* note in MS. Bodl. 594, p- 122. 


had several natural children) died (in Westminster)— so Hall's letter dated Oct. 5, 
S. ; sed quaere ^ 

Oct. 6, Sunday, seven men imprison d in Bocardo in the evening 
for breaking open an house neare Newbridge (Radcote). Those that 
were committed were . . . Wright and his son of Binsey, . . . Oilman 
a writt server of Oxford, a fencing master . . . , one of Gloucester- 
shire, another of Lancashire. Wakley or Wake had the butcher 
bayl'd. The robbery was committed late at night on Sat. on White 
of Radcote. See in June 1690. 

Hall's letter dated Oct. 8, T. ; ... Holford, gent., secretary to duke Scomburge ' 
in Ireland, is lately dead ; and the duke called on Dr. (Robert) Gorge to execute 
that office. Afterwards was sent for to execute that office Mr. . . . Boneel. 
Fasti 1 648. 

Ibid., dated Oct. 11, F., the provostship of King's Coll. being vacant the 
fellowes desire his majesty to let them choose ^ the man that they desire, viz. Dr. 
(Charles) Roderick. Vide Gazet, Oct. 14, M. 

. . . the king entertain'd at Cambridge. A gold cup and a bible 
presented to him by the University. Ibid. ; vide Gazet, Oct. 14, M. 

A creation ordered by his majesty to be at Cambridge when he was there 
entertained : — 

(Edward) Felling of St. Martin's Ludgate x 

(Thomas) Lynford of S. Edmund's Lombard Street 1 

John Williams of S. Mildred's Poultry > Drs. of Div. 

(John) Fielding \ 

(John) Hardcliffe^ ) 
Vide Gazet. Lynford had been the famous Terrae Jilius of Cambridge. 

Oct. 12, S., (quaere in William Thomas, bishop) Dr. Edward Stillingfleet, deane 
of Panic's, confirmed bishop of Worcester in the church of S. Marie Bow. At the 
same time Gilbert Ironside was confirmed bishop of Bristow ; and Simon Patrick, 
of Chichester. All these were consecrated at Fulham, Oct. 13, Su. 

13 Oct., Sunday, the three new bishops (Worcester, Bristol, and Chichester) 
were consecrated by the bishops of London (Henry Compton), Asaph (William 
Lloyd), and Rochester (Thomas Sprat), being the commissioners appointed by 
the deane and chapter of Canterbury to consecrate bishops during the suspension 
of the archbishop therof. They were consecrated at Fulham, where the bishop of 
London hath a seat ; vide Gazet. 

Oct. 17, Th., Oxford and Oxfordshire feast, Mr. (Edward) Welsh- 
man ^, Merton Coll., borne at or neare Banbury, preached at S. Peter's 
in the East. 

Letters dated Oct. 17, Th. ; one . . . West alias Grey formerly belonging to the 

^ the report was false. 
^ Frederick de Schomberg, created 
duke of Schomberg 9 Mar. i68f. 
^ MS. has ' close,' by a slip. 
* on Oct. 7, see Luttrell i. 590. 

5 Hartcliffe. 

^ Edward Welchman, B.A. Magd. H. 
24 Apr. 1683; M.A. Mert. 19 June 
1688 ; Fellow of Mert. in 1684, Brod- 
rick's Merton, p. 297. 

OCT. — NOV. 1689. 

priests at the Savoy was fined 500//. (see afterwards in this month and in Nov.) for 
writing a book entitled 'The nature of the Government laid open.' In another 
letter he is called West alias Green ; and that besides his fine he stood in the pillory. 

See Nov. 19. , , . 1 

Oct. 18, F., S. Luke's day, Peter Birch, D.D. of Ch. Ch. and chaplam to the 
House of Commons, was installed prebendary of Westminster in the place of Dr. 
Simon Patrick promoted to the see of Chichester. 

Oct. 21, M., Thomas Dunster\ M.A., elected warden of Wadham 

Oct. 22, T., to Spencer the taylor for making a new cloth gowne, 5J-. 

Letter dated Oct. 24, Th., (Henry Jermyn) lord Dover died between Paris and 
Brest in France {false) ; colonel Sir Edward Deering died of a flux in Ireland, and 
his brother the lievtenant colonel succeeds him in his colonelship. 

Letter dated Oct. 26, S., Sir Edward Hales, Ch<arles> Hales, and 
Obadiah Walker, who had remained in the Tower since last Dec. 
were brought ^ by a habeas corpus to Westminster Hall and sued 
for bayle. Whereupon they were summoned by the House of 
Commons to appeare before them and being examined, they by a 
warrant were impeached of high treason (except Charles). Where- 
upon Sir Edward (Hales) and Obadiah Walker were remitted back 
to the Tower. I have a paper of this fairly written. 

Duke of Modena, brother to the late Queen of England, is lately dead. 

Letter dated 29 Oct., T. ; 'yesterday one (Ralph) Gray, late chaplain to the 
bishop of Durham 3, pleaded to an information at the King's bench barr for tummg 
the Coronation sermon ' (Burnet's at King William's) ' with a virulent pamphlet 
or ballad with it wherein he foolishly reflected on King William and gave it the 
tune of Lullaby, Lullaby: See in Nov. following. 

Noveniber.-5 Nov., T., Gunpowder (Plot), Mr. (Edmund) 
Entisle ^ of Brasn. Coll. preached at S. Marie's. 

Nov. 6, W., the house of Sir William Walter, baronet, at Saresden 
neare Churchill was burnt ^. His losses, 20 thousand pounds. Re- 
built in 1693. 

[Nov. 6 ^ W. Thomas Tudor died]. 

Hall's letter dated 7 Nov., Th., a late Roman Catholic schoolmaster and 
minister of the Church of England, is come to towne and hath embraced his 
former persuasion, viz. protestancy, and is now writing against the supremacy and 
other positions of the Church of Rome. 

1 Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh., p. tion of William and Mary,' Lond. 1689, 

2q8 4^°- 

2 on Oct. 23, see Luttrell i. 594, ' Edmund Entwisle, M.A. Bras. 5 
597. July 1682. 

3 Chester; see Nov. infra. ' Luttrell 1. 602. 

* Gilbert Burnet's ' Sermon on H ' note in Wood MS. F 4, slip at p. 
Sam. xxiii. 3, 4 preached at the Corona- 159 : see vol. ii. p. 220. 



Nov. 7, Th., began to take physic of Ad. ; 3 boxes of . . . p(ills>, 3 boxes of 
P^Kls), 3 gl(asses> of waters. 
Nov. 8, F., fl<annel> shirt. 

Nov. 10, Su., at night at Mr. (Arthur) Charlet's chamber, Mr. 
(George) Smahidge^ and (Edward) Hanns^ of Ch. Ch. there— 
the latter gave me a key of Ch. Ch. library. 

Nov. 12, T., Henry Davies, inferior bedell of (Theology) died; 
and on the 14th (Th.) of the said month in a Convocation in the 
morning (William) Sherwin the barber was chosen. Dr. (Henry) 
Savage's son of Balliol stood, and had but one vote. 

Nov. 12, T., Dr. (Robert) Plot resigned the professorship of 
chimistrie and the vicechancellor confer'd it upon Mr (Edward) 
Hanns of Ch. Ch. 

Hall's letter 3 dated Nov. 16, S., saith ' 28 of Oct. died in duke Schomburg's 
camp in Ireland coll.* Henry Wharton son'* of the lord Wharton, coll. Sir 
IhomasGore, capt. Charles Woulsey, capt. Holford, and other commanders Sir 
John Castleton late Lord Mayor of Dublin died 14 dayes since, prisoner in the 
coll(ege) at Dublin.' 

Hall's letter dated Nov. 19, T., 'yesterday Ralph Grey, late chaplain to the 
bishop of Chester (Dr. (Thomas) Cartwright), who was convicted this terme for 
turnmg the coronation sermon of King William into a lampoon Ballad, was 
sentenced^ m the King's Bench to pay 100 marks to the King, to stand in the 
pillory this day before Westminster Hall gate and the next before the Royall 
Exchange, and to be kept in durance till all is don and paid.— In another letter of 
the same date he is called Grey alias West : stood in the pillory before the Royal 
Exchange. See several times in Oct. and this month. 

Letter dated Nov. 19, T. ; the countess dowager of Devon «, mother to the present 
earl of Devon (William Cavendish), died last Saturday at Roehampton aged 71. 

Hall's letter dated Nov. 21, Th., 'some malivolent people have 
lately defaced King Wilham's picture in the Guild-halP, his head 
crowne and scepter, in requitall for what was done to the picture of 
the duke of York by cutting off his legs.' The regalia were cut off 
viz. crowne, globe, and scepter. Vide post. 

Dr. (William) Jane of Ch. Ch., dean of Glocester, having been 
elected prolocutor of the Convocation in order to make alterations 

^ George Smalridge, M.A. Ch. Ch. 
4 July 1689. 

Edward Hannes, M.A. Ch. Ch. 6 
June 1689. 

^ the slip Avith this and some other 
Nov. notes is inserted out of place in 
the Almanac for Dec. 

* i. e. colonel. 

^ Burke gives no son Henry to Philip 

Wharton, lord Wharton. 
^ Luttrell i. 605. 
' Luttrell i. 606. 

^ Elizabeth Cecil, daughter of William 
Cecil second earl of Salisbury, widow 
of William Cavendish third earl of 

^ Luttrell i. 606, 607. 
see supra, p. 2, 

NOVEMBER, 1689. 3l5 

in the liturgie' (Nov. 21, Th.), he ^vas presented by Dr. (Henry) 
Aldridge, deane of Ch. Ch., to the upper house of Convocation and 
was by them confirmed (Nov. 25, M.). He (the said Dr. Aldr.dg) 
made then an elegant Latin oration in praise of him and h,s fitness 
for that office, and in praise of the Church of England as now 
established. Afterwards Dr. Jane spake a Latin oration and much 
in praise of the Church of England. Dr. (Henry) Compton, bishop 
of London, prolocutor for the upper house, spake also a Latm oration 
at that time and was for alterations of the liturgie and desired them 
to be favourable to dissenter(s). 

Hall's letter dated Nov. 23, S.; the city hath offer d 500/'- to him 
that shall discover the person that cut the king's picture.-Lord 
Hewit lately dead; quaere proximam paginam (i.e. under dates 26 
Nov., 30 Nov., 2 Dec). 

Letter ot the same date saith that the king of France hath adopted the Prince of 
VVIL a child or son of France and .hat the fourth part of k-ng s revenew in 
the citie of Parys is to goe towards the maintenance of him and his i he 
duke o Burgundy the ^ings grandson went to the king and desired that he migh 
beare a mu.tet under the Prince of Wales. The kmg being angry at "> hm^ 
a box on the yeare, and told him they were rogues that set him on. Th aich- 
bishop of Rhcimes being in his way, the king by chance gave f jvuh 'i^ 

whip in his eies : the king with submission beg'd his pardon.-Is not the king 
France distracted to see all the world against him ? 

[Bought' at Oxon, . . . Nov. 1689, ' The popish champion or a eompleat history 
of Richard (Talbot) earl of Tyrconnel,' Lond. 16S9.] 
Nov. 24, Sn., (clean) sheets. 

Nov. 24, Su., at Mr. (Arthur) Ch(arlet's) chamber, with (Ed- 
ward) Hanns and (George) Smalridge. ^ 

ri68g», Nov. 26, T., Congregation; the thrice denying of the 
grace of Charles Rowland of S. Alban Hall (about to go out Bach, 
of Arts) was approv'd of by the Masters. The reason was that he 
being not in holy orders did for the space of several months preach 
and did all things pertaining to a clerk, and being ask'd w-hy he did 
so, he answer'd that homo Spiriiu Sancto regulatus ad hoc niunus 
probe comparatus est^ 

Nov. 26, T., letter then dated * ; the lord Rockingham (Edward Watson) dying 
lately in the c;untry, Mr. (Lewis) Watson his son came this weeke m ^-^^^ 
peers ; took the oath, and subscribed the declaration. (This was in a letter also 
dated 21 Nov. (Th.) or thereabouts.) 

1 Luttrell i. 58S, 599, 600, 606, 608; 535 (12). 

Evelyn's Diary under date 17N0V. 16S9. ' note m MS Bodl. 694, P- 9^' 

2 note in Wood's copy, Wood ' Luttrell 1. 609. 


wood's life and times. 

Letter dated 26 Nov., T. ; Sir John Davies ^ being lalely arrived from Ireland 
to Chester, is lately dead there. Otherwise he would have been sent up thence by 
a messenger to the Parliament. — Leivtenant-coll. . . . Barrington and major ... St. 
Ermin are also dead there upon their arrival, about the same time with Sir John 
Davies.— Lord Hewit (George Hewett) and lord Roscommon are dangerously ill 

Nov. 27, W., benighted between Hed(ington> and Ox(ford). 

Letters from Chester dated 27 Nov.^, W., saith that the lord Roscommon is 
lately dead at Chester. He died there very penitent ; was buried there ; and left 
100//. to the poore of Chester. 

Letter dated 28 Nov., Th., ' the lady Mary Paulet, the only unmarried daughter 
of the duke of Bolton ^, died on Tuesday last' (26 Nov.). 

Turl's letter dated Nov. 30, S., Cary (Dillon), lord Roscommon, is lately dead 
at Chester. — Fasti 1683. 

Nov. 30, Sat., S. Andrew's day, Dr. Henry Fairfax installed deane of Norwich. 

Letters dated ult. Nov., S., say that major Bermingham, nephew to the lord 
Delamere (Henry Booth), is lately dead in Ireland. 

Preaching and setting up conventicles at Oxford; vide Feb. pre- 

December. — Letters from Chester dated 2 Dec, M., say that ' the 
lord Hevvet^ died on Sunday last' ( .? i Dec). 

Dec 2, M., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that Dr. (Thomas) 
Hind, deane of Limbrick, is lately dead. Vide in William Hind, 
1629 (in Atk). 

Dec. 4, W., Mr. R(alph) Sheldon with me at 10 in the morning 
and promised me 50//.^ 

Hall's letters dated 5 Dec, Th., say that by letters from Chester dated 2 instant, 
tells us that the lord Hewet (George Hewet) died there on Sunday last (viz. 
I Dec). 

Letter from Mr. . . . Heliar, a parliament man, to Mr. Arthur Charlet, dated 
5 Dec, Th. ; Sir Edward Seymoure made a speech lately in open parliament 
wherein was this expression, < that all our trade and riches were carried to 
Amsterdam, and that in exchange we were likely to bring from thence nothing but 
their religion, and that monarchy and the Church of England were in no small 

Dec. 6, F., the news here is that (John) Lock of Ch. Ch. hath a 
mandat for to be put into his student's place whence he was ejected 
1683. Mr. (Edward) Hannes of Ch. Ch. told me 'not' — Mar. 3, 

1689 (i.c .;;»). 

^ Luttrcll i. 604, 608. 

^ * Oct.' in MS., Init underlined for 
correction. Cary Dillon, earl of Ros- 
common, died 24 Nov. 1689. 

^ Charles Paulet, sixth marquess of 
Winchester, created duke of Bolton 9 

Apr. 16S9. 

^ Sir George Hewett, created viscount 
Hcwctt, 9 Apr. 16S9. Luttrell i. 611, 

•"' towards printing the Alhenae, see 
supra, p. 1 23. 

NOV, — DEC. 1689. 

Dec. 7, S., Neander (?) and Neal at Carv. (?) in the lower roome. 
I inquir'd after him ; he denied himself. 

Dec. 8, Sunday, David ^ Roch, viscount Fermoy in Ireland, was buried privatly 
in Somerset house chappell in the Strand. He died of an apoplexy. So the news 
letters, dated Dec. lo, T. 

The same letters say that the lady . . . S. John, a god-daughter to Queen 
Elizabeth, aged loo or more, was at the point of death. 

About the middle of this month the Universitie burgesses Sir 
Thomas Clarges and (Heneage Finch) did at the desire of the great 
men of the Universitie cause a bill by their interest to be read in 
parliament that the Universitie charter called the Caroline Charter 
might be confirmed by Act of this parliament. The city burgesses 
in parHament acquaint the mayor and his brethren, who thereupon 
desire that they might be heard before any thing of confirmation is 
done in the matter. See January following. 

Dec. 1 6 day, Munday, Dr. Joseph Crowther, a prisoner in the 
Fleet, London, died there after dinner, being as 'twere choked with 
phlegme. He was buried at S. Panic's, quaere. His chantorship 
of Paul's was bestowed on Dr. (Thomas) Turner, president of 
C.C.C. ; his prebendship of Worcester on Jonathan Blagrave, sub- 
almoner to the Queen; his rectory of Tredington on (Thomas) 
Kerry ; and his principality of St. Marie's hall . . 

Letter dated Dec. 19, Th., last night ^ being his majesty's anni- 
versary of comming to Whitehall, the effigies of George Jefi'ryes late 
Lord Chancellor, the late sollicitor general named . . . Mountague ^ 
(Roger) L'estrange the observator, the dispensing power men, and the 
three foremen of the three-knotted juries, were carried from the barrs 
at Whit-chappell to Temple-barr where a gibbet was erected, and after 
several fained penitent speeches, were hanged and then burnt. After- 
wards a great shout by the rabble 'Let King William and Queen 

Mary live and their enimies be confounded.' Another letter of the 

same date saith thus -.—Yesterday being the day of his majesty's 
comming to towne was a procession from Algate to Temple barr of 
many hundreds of the mobile with lighted links, having the repre- 
sentations of Jeffries, late Lord Chancellour, Sir Francis Wythens, 
Burton and Graham, the late Observator, with the three foremen of 

1 'David' is bracketed in pencil, 
one of Wood's ways of indicating a 
doubtful word. Maurice Roche is 

2 on William Wyatt of Ch. Ch. 

3 Luttrell i. 612 says Nov. 18. 

* ' Montague ' is underlined for cor- 
rection, being in error. Perhaps Sir 
Thomas Powys is meant. 



the grand juries. All which were first borne thro' the city on men's 
shoulders to Temple gate with the picture of Justice carried before 
them. Then a gallowes being erected before Temple gate, they 
were all severally hanged thereon, and afterwards committed to the 

Dec. 20, Friday, the day before that of St. Thomas the Apostle, 
Malhew Slade a dutch man borne of English parents, Dr. of Physic 
of Amsterdam of about 40 yeares standing, died in the stage coach 
of Oxon between the top of Shotover Hill and Wheatley, supposed 
to be occasion'd by his violent motion going up Shotover Hill on 
foot\ Aetat. 63 or thereabouts. He was son to . . . Slade, Hebrew 
professor and of other languages at Amsterdam, the nephew of the 
famous Mathew Slade. This Mathew Slade, Dr. of Physic, came 
to see England and Oxon, where he tarried about a fortnight. His 
body was brought from Wheatley next day by Mr. Jeames Tyrrell ; 
lodged at the Angell; and on Sunday, 22 Dec, buried by their 
care in S. Peter's churchyard. He hath published some things of his 

[Matthew^ Slade. — Swammerdam has often mention'd him with honour. — 
Scrader has dedicated a book to him. — He put forth imder the borrow'd name of 
Theodorus Aides, Anglus ' Dissertatio epistolica de generatione animalium contra 
Harveium,' Amstelodami, apud Petrum van den Berge 1666 in 12". Reprinted 
with other anatomical works at Francfort twice in the year 1668, 4<>. And is 
extant in the ' Bibliotheca Anatomica the collectors of which have unveil'd him 
and put him down under his true denomination of Matthaetis Sladus, Amstelo- 
damensis, M.D. — * Observationes in ovis factae Amstelodami,' 1673, 12°; which is 
also in the Bibliotheque. — * Sciagraphia nutritionis foetus in utero, et de ejus urina,' 
as before.] The * said Mathew Slade also was great nephew, as 'tis said, of Mathew 
Slade who wrote against Vorstius ; was Dr. of Physic ; author of the said physic 
books ; and dwelled at Amsterdam. The said Matthew Slade came into England 
in Oct. 1689; afterwards to Oxford; where after he had continued about a 
fortnight, went to London ; but died of an apoplexy in the stage coach on Shotover 
Hill 2 miles distant from Oxford on Friday, 20 of Dec. 1683, aged 63 or there- 
abouts. Whereupon his body being next day brought to Oxon, was by the care 
and charge of James Tirrell, esq. and Dr. Edward Bernard buried at the west end 
of the church yard (behind the west dore) of the church of S. Peter's in the East, 
Oxon. Vide Almanacs. 

Letters dated 24 Dec, T., (say) that Sir John Hanmer is lately dead in Ireland. 

Letters dated 28 Dec, S., (say that) ' Mr. Mountague, the Queen's attorney 

' passengers by the stage-coach were 
required to get out at the foot of Shot- 
over and walk up the ascent. 

^ the passage in square brackets is 
noted by Wood to be * from Mr. 
Hannes of Ch. Ch. 6 Feb. iG^g,' and is 

Edward Hannes' autograph. 

^ per Dan. le Clerc et Jo. Jac. Manget, 
Genev., 1685. 

* these notes are written by Wood on 
the back of Hannes' memorandum. 

DEC. 1680 — y.^A^. 1690. 

general ^ died lately in the country, and yesterday his corps was brought hither' 
(to London) * to be buried.' 

Money dead ; no trading ; all complaine for these three months 

last past ; occasioned by taxes, warrs, a lingering warr in Ireland. 

The University very thin of scholars ; but 80 or thereabout matri- 
culated last Michaelmas terme. Half the scholars went home against 

Taxes this year e. 

July 17, W., I paid 20s as a gentleman; io(«y) for 100//.; i^- for 
my head ^ : — taxed by the towne, the vice-chancellour angry at it. 

In Oct. and Nov. another tax goes about for in a pound of all 
houses and land. I pay none of it. 

By letters dated 2 Nov., S., 'tis said that two millions of money 
must be paid to the king to carry on the warrs, which was agreed by 
the two houses to be raised. See in a leaf in December. 

The names of those M.A. of Ch. Ch. who have spoken speeches in 
schola linguarum in laudem Thomae Bodleii ^ Nov. 8 ; Thomas 
Sparke, 1682; Zachary Isham, 1683; Charles Hickman, 1684; 
Thomas Newey, 1685; Thomas Burton, 1686; William Bedford, 
1687; Richard Blakeway, 1688; Roger Altham, junior, 1689. 
Printed in Aihenae Oxon. 

16|9 and 1690: 2 William and Mary: Wood aet. 58. 

(At the beginning of this Almanac are these jottings : — ) 
1690, Queen's Coll. put up a brewhouse. 

A. C* at Rutter's Coffey house in Holbourne near Southampton Street : Lon- 

Kai seu tecknon ! wilt thou be false too ! 
Stockings, of the taylor : toothbrush, (of) J. Barret. 

The last gazet that I received was number 2453, from May 13 to May 16 anno 
1689 — 6^ or 6^- dd. 

(At the beginning of this Almanac are these memoranda for the Athenae : — ) 
Dr. Robert Parsons, Edward Fisher, Alan Blaine, Miles Smith, Sir Robert 

Poynts, Miles Smith, Francis Baber, three last Abbots; (to) Hill for titles of 

William Russell's Works ; Thomas Whynnell. 

23 Jan., Th., to John Aubrey about Dr. (Simon) Forman and John Lock [no ^ 


^ the Queen's attorney, Luttrell i. 619. * Wood notes * Mr. Charl.' ; it is the 
2 the poll-tax, Luttrell i. 528. town address of Arthur Charlet. 

^ Macray's Annals of the Bodleian, ^ added later, 
p. 151. 



Eodem die (to) Seymour Wood about Hanks' and DoUifs rent ; the suit^ to be 
amended ; bond of 50 li. and use for it. [no answer.] 

Jan. 26, Su., to James Tyrryll, a note for the epitaph of Matthew Slade. [Nil ' 

Feb.^ 6, Th., 1689 (i. e. f-g^) to Mr. (William) Hopkyns concerning the late 
bishop of Worcester (William Thomas), Dr. (Joseph) Crowther, Barnabas Oley 
and Dr. (Thomas) Washbourne. 

Eodem die (to) Olor Iscanus for (Sir Edward and John) Stradling and Dr. John 
David Rhese. 

II Mar., T., (to) Mr. (Richard) Reeves for the life of Augustine Baker, titles 
of his books, obit of John Sarjent, Oliver Plunket. 

(By) Mr. (Arthur) Charlet to Gloucester (for) Dr. (William) Loe; Dr. 
(Thomas) Washbourne ; Thomas Wolnagh. 

Mar. 20, Th., to Sir Henry S. Georg (for the) natural issue of King James H 
and prince Rupert. 

(To) Seymour Wood, about the suite, 50J use for 50//., and writings of Fleur 
de luce and tennis court. 

Apr. 7, M., to Mr. (Obadiah) Walker about Nicholas Hyll to be directed to 
Mr. Charles Hylls at the Starr in Bucklersbury London. 

Apr. 13, Su., a larg letter to Mr. Sheldon of thanks and to make know that I 
deserv'd the money he sent. 

May 8, Th., to Mr. Newlin about William Day ; to Mr. (James) Harrington 
for a catalogue of schoolmasters of Westminster. [Nothing * done.] 

June 14, S., (to) Mr. (James) Harrington about the obit of Dr. (Edward) 
Grant [non ^ invent.], burial of Edward Bulstrode ; (to) Mr. (Arthur) Charlet 

for Walter Bushnell ; (to) Mr Tilbald for Henry Bard's issue ; (to) Dr. 

(Robert) Plot about Dr. Robert Fairfax [non^ insert.] 

July 8, T., (to) Edward Gee for two Edward Gees and Jo(hn Gee.) 

(To) Mr. Samuel Palmer, Sept. : to Mr. (James) Harrington (for) Dr. . . . 
James and H(enry) Keep twice Mich(aelmas) Sept. 

(To) Mr. (William) Hopkyns (for) Gervase Warmstrey, Georg Hopkyns, Mr. 
(William) Wyat. 

Oct. 4, S., to Mr. Sheldon for an annuity. 

Dec. II, Th., to Dr. . . . Bernard in Duck lane; to Robert Dale, Peter le 

Dec. 15, M., to Edmund Bolman, esq. ; to Mr. Thomas Benet. 

Dec. 27, S., to Mr. John March of Newcastle ; to Dr. (Robert) Plot about 
Dr. (Edward) Alderne and Dr. (John) Vv'arner; to Mr. John Aubrey about Dr. 
Robert Wood and Mr. Fabian Philipps. 

January. — Jan. i, W., New Year's day, the famous Dr. Thomas 

Sydenham died^. 

This Xtmas, great raines ; a great flood about Oxon before 12th 
day, Epiphany (Jan. 6, M.). 

^ see supra, p. 240. to Olor Iscanus in Feb., no answer.' 

2 added later. * added later. 

^ this and the next note are at the added later, 

beginning of the Almanac for 1689 ; * added later. 

concerning them Wood notes at the be- this note is scored out, being in 

1,'inning of the Almanac for 1690 'to error. Sydenham died 29 Dec. 1689; 

Mr. Hopkyns of Worcester, answered : Luttrell i. 621. 

JANUARY, 1690. 


Jan. 8, W., fl(annel> sh(irt>. 

News letter dated Jan. 9, Th., the Parliament having notice that Francis Chol- 
mondeley, esq., a burgess elect for this parliament, had not sate in the parliament 
since the oathes of allegiance and supremacy were made and taken ; and having 
notice that he was in London ; he was sent for and having the oaths offer'd to 
him, denied them. 

Short's letter dated 9 Jan., Th. ; diligent search is after a paper called ' The 
Englishman's Complaint ' : (Mr. (Arthur) Charlet hath it : printed on a broad 
side of a sheet.)— Ibidem ; Francis Cholmondeley, esq., a member of the House of 
Commons, being absent all the sessions, was called in (9 Jan.) and required to 
take the oathes ; but said he was not satisfied in the matter. Upon which the 
House ordered him to the Tower and ordered a bill to be brought in to enjoyne 
all above 16 to take the oathes of fidelity to their majesties and in case of refusall 
to be committed without bayl or mainprize. (This) came to nothing. 

Jan. 12, Su., at ^ I in (the) morning ^ at London (so news letter) a 
hideous tempestuous wind arose, the wind South West; [but^ did 
Httle or no harme here], much in London— very many houses 
shattered, chimneys blowne downe, some of the stone work of the 
Temple church blowne downe, the lead blowne up and shrivel'd, 
several of the elmes in S. James Park blowne up by the roots, and 
some in Moor fields. This wind began in Oxford about xi of the 
clock at night. It blew downe battlements at Wadham College, and 
painted windowes of the chapel there ; mischief at Glocester Hall ; a 
stack of chimneys at Magd. Coll. downe. 

Short's letter, Jan. 14, T. ; on Saturday night *, 11 Jan. (about 11 or 12) hapned 
a most violent wind accompanied with that unusuall noise as hath not been 
knowne in the memory of man. It blew downe the tiles from several houses, and 
also divers stacks of chimneys, and struck such a terror into the inhabitants that 
several families rose out of their beds. It blew downe divers trees in More fields 
and above 20 great trees in S. James parke, all tore up by the rootes. Wee heare 
of above 20 persons killed by the fall of chimneys and of a great number maimed. 
His majesty hearing of these accidents seemed much concern'd and 'tis said a day 
of humiliation will suddenly be. The shipping hath sustained damages. 

Jan. 13, 14, etc., drums beat up for volunteirs in Oxon, under the 
command of captain . . . ^. About the same time several men in 
London were pres'd for the king's service ^ 

Jan. 14, Tuesday night, at Mr. (Arthur) Charlet's chamber with 
Mr. (James) Harrington of Ch. Ch. 

^ the sentence in the MS. is confused. 
Wood began by describing the wind 
both at London and Oxford in the same 
sentence ; afterwards he struck out and 
inserted words to put the two accounts 

2 Wood notes — ' This tempest began 
about 10 or II at Oxford.' 

^ the words in square brackets are 
struck out. 

* Evelyn's Diary under date 1 1 Jan. 
i6|t ; Luttrell ii. 5, 6. 

5 ' Read ' changed to ' Draper ' and 
both struck out, 

^ Luttrell ii. i, 3. 





Jan. 15, W., bill to be read for the University charter to be con- 
firmed. Quaere whether the city will oppose it as to the night watch. 
Quaere post. 

Whereas there was to be a hearing^ between the University and 
city of Oxon on the 1 5 January (W.) why the CaroHne Charter of the 
University should not be confirmed by Act of this present parliament, 
the matter was put off till Munday the 20th. Whereupon upon Mr. 
(Arthur) Charlet's desire made to the vicechancellor (upon Sir 
Thomas Clarges his letter to the University to acquaint them with 
the day of hearing) S^. (James) Harrington ^ of Ch. Ch. with 
(William) Sherwin^ the yeoman beadle went on Saturday 18 Jan. at 
4 in the morning to London to solicite parliament men and lawyers 
to stand on their side. Mr. Charlet had a printed paper sent to him 
before the 15 Jan., containing 14 heads against its confirmation, 
whereof that of the night watch was the chiefest. I have a printed 
paper containing them inter Oxoniensia * vol. i fol. vide Z 8. 

Letters dated 18 Jan., S., say thus — whereas the 2 Feb. (Su.) is the 
day limited for the bishops, clergy, and others to take their oathes, 
yesterday at the sessions the bishop of Oxford (Timothy Hall) tooke 

the oathes Dr. ... Thomson and Mr. . . . Tayler ^ Ibidem ; 

Mr. Fox of the Green Cloath is removed for drinking an health to 
King James IL In other letters 'tis only said that a certaine gent, of 
the Green Cloth was excluded the house by [the ^ Lord Steward.] 

Jan. 20, Munday, William Wyat, M.A. lately student of Ch. Ch., 

^ ' at the barr of the house ' (of Com- 
mons) ; note in Wood 423 (65). 

2 James Harrington, B.A. Ch. Ch. 28 
May 1687, M.A. 8 May 1690. 

^ see Reliquiae Hearnianae ii. 37. 

* this ' folio ' vohime of ' Oxoniensia' 
is that now marked Wood 423. Wood 
423 (65) is 'The case of the city of 
Oxford ' against the confirmation of the 
charter ; in which Wood has this note — 
* some few copies of this were printed in 
the beginning of Jan. 1689' (i. e. f|). 
Wood 423 (66) is * The case of the 
University of Oxford ' for the confirma- 
tion ; in which Wood has this note — 
•' this case of the University of Oxford 
was drawn up on Tuesd. 21 Jan. 1689 
<i. e. 11) by James Harrington, B. of A. 
of Ch. Ch., whome the vicechancellor 
had appointed with a bedle to wait on 
him to attend at London in opposition 

to the towne party. But soon after, 
viz. 22 Jan., Dr. (John) Wallis arrived 
in London in order to oppose the towne 
party when the hearing was to be on 
24 Jan. (Friday) anno 1689 ' <i. e. |f ). 
— Wood 631(2) is 'A defence of the 
rights and privileges of the University 
of Oxford' (containing the answer to 
the petition of the city 1649 ^'^^ 
case of the University presented to the 
House of Commons, Jan. 24, i6ff) 
Oxford 1690 ; it has this note by Wood 
'given to me by A. C. (i.e. Arthur 
Charlet) 23 Apr. 1690: James Har- 
rington, author.' 
5 Luttrell ii. 6. 

^ also took the oaths at the eleventh 
hour ; Luttrell ii. 8. 

the words in square brackets are 

JANUARY, 1690. 

now Orator of the University, was admitted principal of St. Marie's 

Jan. 21, T., one Mr. . . . Brockhurst fell downe dead in Fleet Street. 

Jan. 22, W,, one Patrick Hardyng, lately chairman (or one that carried the 
sedan) to Dada, the Pope's nuncio, was hanged, drawne, and quartered for ^ levy- 
ing 16 men for King James II to be sent into Ireland allowing each per diem. 
When the cart drove away at Tyburne, the rope broke ; and he falling, rose on 
his leggs and told the people that it was a signe of his innocence and proceeded in 
an harange : but another rope being provided, he was hanged again and quar- 

Jan. 27, M., parliament prorogued ^ to Apr. 2 ; dissolved ^ quaere Gazet. 

Hall's letter dated Jan. 28, T., one Mr. (Phineas) Bowles * is removed from his 
place of Secretary to the Admiralty and one Mr. (James) Southerne (quaere) com- 
missary of the navy, is put into his place.— Ibidem ; one John Fletcher, a gardiner 
in Brick-lane, was committed to Newgate for bragging at Hartford that he did 
mangle and cut King William's picture in Guild hall •'.—Ibidem ; on the 14th 
instant January 1689 (i. e. died, at Parys, Henry, the lord Walgrave. 

Hall's letter dated 30 Jan., Th. ; yesterday Sir Edward Hales, knight, 
and Mr. Obadiah Walker of Oxon were brought from the Tower 
by habeas corpus to the King's Bench, and desired to be admitted 
to bayle, but the court took time till to-morrow to give their answer. 
But (Philip) Burton, (Richard) Graham, and Sir Thomas Jenner 
were (set) at liberty by the prorogation, they being in the custody of 
a sargeant at armes attending the House of Commons whose pro- 
ceedings are vacated by it''. Ibidem; yesterday (29 Jan., W.) a 

cause between the University and city of Oxon was tried at the common 
pleas barr, where his grace the duke of Ormond (James Butler) ^ 
(Henry Hyde) lord Clarendon ^ (Thomas Thynne) lord Waymouth \ 
Sir Thomas Clarges etc., were present in court, it being a plea of 
conusans or an action brought by the city upon one of their by-lawes 
against one (Henry) Wildgoose who had got himself matriculated or 
privileged by the University to avoid being brought into an office in 
that city. And he being a painter, the decision was whether the word 
... 11 in the statute (which was open'd to have been in former times 
' an illustrator ' or ' picturer of great letters in books ') did referr to 

1 MS. has 'and,' by a slip for ' for.' ^ Thomas Thynne (created viscount 

2 Evelyn's Diary imder date; Lutt- Weymouth on 11 Dec. 1682) had been 
tell ii. 10. M.P. for the University in i667f-i67f. 

3 on 2* Feb., Evelyn's Diary under M.P. for the University. 

date ; on 7 Feb., Luttrell ii. 13. Wood writes between the lines 

4 Luttrell ii. 10. ' illuminator ' but brackets it (? as doubt- 

5 see supra, p. 314. ful). He says in a note ' paynter-staner 

6 Luttrell ii. 10. is the word in the Act, vide Z 8, vide Ox- 
' Chancellor of the University. oniensia (fol.) vol. I.' (i. e. Wood 
« High Steward of the University. 423, ut supra), 

Y 2 



him. And it was adjudged that he was not comprized in the statute 
— so went in favour of the city. 

Jan. 30, Th., Fast (King Charles I's execution) solemnly kept 
here : Thomas Collins, schoolmaster of Magd. Coll., preached at S. 
Marie's before the University. 

31 Jan., Friday, Sir Edward Hales (late Leivtenant of the Tower) 
and Mr. Obadiah Walker were by habeas corpus brought from the 
Tower to the King's Bench barr where they were bailed ^ on great 
security given by each on their owne parts, and on the parts of their 

This month'— see Mr. (James) Harrington's printed papers inter 
Oxoniensia in folio' and quarto. See the life of James Harrington 
(in the Ath.^. 

February.— Feb. 2, S., (Purification), the time for taking the 
oathes by the clergie and others being expired, who forsooth is more 
busy in his diocese than Dr. (Thomas) Barlow, bishop of Lyncoln, 
to put into their places such that have taken the oaths. This person 
while at Bugden when the duke of York passed into Scotland to 
pacific the discontented partie, he caused all his dores to be shut and 
did not goe out to congratulate him as other loyallists did. Soon 
after when he came to be king he sneaked about, took the oaths of 
allegiance and supremacy. When the king was withdrawne upon 
the prince of Aurange's appearance, he not only voted that he abdi- 
cated his throne but also took the oathes to king William. 

Hall's letter, dated 4 Feb., T., doctor Owen Wynn, turned out from being secre- 
tary to the earl of Shrewsbury (Charles Talbot), privie Secretary of State,^ for 
some male-administration, is also displaced from being comptroller of the mint ; 
and Mr. Benjamin Overton is put into his roome. 

Letter of the same date saith that the Dye and Devan * of Solley have sent two 
letters, one to his majesty and another to the parliament. The latter was inter- 
preted by a Jew, who undertook to interpret both ; but when the king's letter was 
to have been done, he was not to be found, so that last Thursday it was sent to 
Oxon to be interpreted. 

8 Feb., S., 6^ to my sister per Franc(is '). 

10 Feb., M., fl(annel) sh(irt). 

Hall's letter dated 11 Feb., T. ; 'tis said the marquis of Halifax (George 
Savile) has voluntarily resign'd the privi scale.— The earle of Clare (John Holies) 
is married to the duke of Newcastle's daughter^ with whome he had 27,000/2. por- 
tion and is to have 4000//. per annum after the duke's decease. (Another letter 

^ Luttrell ii. 10. is at the beginning of the Almanac. 

2 see note 4, p. 322. ^ Margaret Cavendish, third daughter 

Wood 423. of Henry Cavendish, second duke of 

* i. e. dey and divan of Sallee. Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

this word is doubtful. The note 

yAN,— FEB. 1690. 3^5 

saith 3000//.)— The lord Dunblane in his returne from Ireland was taken sick at 
York and there dyed.— Lord Blaney of Ireland died in his returne thence. 

Another letter of Hall's, Feb. 11, T. ; 'the marquis of Halyfax (George Savile) 
thro' his lordship's owne inclinations as be(ing> stricken in yeares,' (quaere that) 
'without the least disfavour of his prince, desired leave to withdraw himself as 
well^ from his station ot the privy councill as of the office of the privie seal. 
Both which his majesty conceeded with great regret, as being satisfied ofhis faith- 
fulness and abilities. But the seal is not yet disposed ; the lord viscount Falcon- 
bridge ' and earl of Chesterfield (Philip Stanhope) stand fairest for that promotion. 
—Yesterday the earl of Castlemayn (Roger Palmer) was brought by habeas 
corpus from the Tower to the King's Bench barr, where Mr. attorney consenting, 
his lordship was admitted to bayle, etc. 

Hall's letter, 13 Feb., Th. ; the privie scale (it's said) will be managed by com- 
missioners, Sir John Knatchbole, Mr. . . . Mountague % and Mr. (William) 
Cheyney —One . . Gilstrop, convicted some dayes ago for wishing prosperity to 
King James' army, etc., was sentenced to stand in the pillory, to pay a fine of 20 
marks to the king, and give security for a 12-month's good behaviour. 

Feb. 13, Th., proclamation day; no ringing of bells or bonfiers, 
only a beare-baiting in S. Clement's. 

(Feb. 16, i6|f, Arthur Bury s vindication of his expulsion of 
James Colmer was issued in a letter printed for distribution, of which 
Wood 657 (51) is a copy. It begins :—' To avoid the intolerable 
drudgery of giving full satisfaction by a several letter to every one 
that may deserve and desire it, the rector of Exeter Colledge hath 
taken this way to give an account of the unhappy affair which hath 
drawn such clamours as decry him and his assessors in behalf of one 
of the fellows who (they say) is injuriously, or at least too severely, 

Feb. 19, Wednesday, city election of burgesses to sit in parliament 
20 March following. Captain Henry Bertie, brother to the earl of 
Abendon (James Bertie), and Sir Edward Norris of Weston-on-the- 
green carried it. (William) Wright, recorder of the citie, had the 
canvas (tho' above 400 votes), as being esteemed no great friend to 
the Church of England^: so also Thomas Hord, esq., who had 
above 200 (votes). 

Feb. 19, Wedn., Convocation at 8 in the morning— at which time 
the election of the city began— the vicechancellor ask'd the members 
(who were all there and the house full) whether they would have the 
former burgesses viz. (Heneage) Finch and Sir Thomas Clarges or 

1 MS. has 'from,' by a slip for ' he died shortly afterwards; and 

then Sir William Pulteney was made 

'■^ Thomas Belasyse, 2nd viscount the third commissioner, Luttrell ii. 15- 
Fauconberg, created earl Fauconberg ' see Evelyn's Diary under date 2 
9 Apr. 1689. Feb. i6ff ; Luttrell ii. 13, i9- 



any other whom they should think fit. Wherupon they all cried up 
unanimously 'Finch and Clarges,' and named not at all a third 
person — which was a rare thing and not before knowne. So they 
were pronounced elected. 
23 Feb., Su., cl(ean) sheets. 

23 Feb., Sunday, Dr. (Ralph) Bathurst spoke to Dr. (John) 
Wallis in my behalf to peruse the records in the Tower. Dr. Wallis 
therefore did up with an old story that I borrowed a book of Dr. 
(Thomas) Marshall, etc. and tore out the title. At night I went to 
Dr. Bathurst and he told me he had spoke to Dr. Wallis and Dr. 
Wallis told him that story and therefore not fit to peruse records. 
The next day (S. Matthias) I went to Dr. Wallis and he told me I 
should see the records with the vice-chancellor's consent. Next day, 
Tuesday, in the afternoon at 3 I went to the vice-chancellor^ and 
desired him. He told me he would goe to Dr. Wallis and aske him. 
After I had done with him, I went to Dr. Wallis and told him what I 
had done, that the vice-chancellor would speake with him the next 
day about the matter, and desired him withall that he would not 
mention that story. To which desire he said neither yea or noe. So 
that mistrusting that he would make a story of it, I sent to the vice- 
chancellor at 7 at night not to trouble Dr. Wallis about the matter till 
after Easter when he was to come home. 

Short's letter dated 25 Feb., T., saith Mr. . . . Mountagtie who was lately nomi- 
nated one of the commissioners of the privie scale died last night. Hall's letter of 
the same date saith that he died on Sunday, 23 Feb. 

Feb. 26, Wedn., Convocation about 9 in the morning where by 
virtue of the chancellor's letters Georg Walker ^, an Irish minister or 
priest, lately governor of London Derry and the stout defender of it 
against the forces under the command of King James II, was actually 
created D. of D. Presented^ to it by Dr. WilHam Jane, the king's 
professor of Divinity. He took Oxford in his way to Ireland. Dr. 
Joseph Veysey, archbishop of Tuam, was present in the Convocation. 

^ Dr. Jonathan Edwards, principal of 
Jes. Coll. 

2 Wood notes * Dr. Georg Walker, 
governor of Derry, Gazet 1689 num. 
2452, 2478 (col. i), 2484 (col. i), 2500 
(col. 4).' 

^ a slip pasted in here has these 
words (not in Wood's hand) ' Present© 
vobis Georgium Walker, ecclesiae Hi- 

berniae theologum, civitatis Derensis 
praefectum et conservatorem, libertatis 
vindicem, utraque Pallade magnum, ut 
a militia ad togam redeat et inter doc- 
tores hujus Academiae numeretur ' ; to 
which has Wood added ' These are the 
words spoken by Dr. William Jane, 
the king's professor of Divinity, when 
he presented Dr. Georg Walker.' 

FEB. — MARCH, 1690. 


This ^ Dr. Walker was killed in the river Boyne when King William 
went to encounter the army of King James II in Ireland in the be- 
ginning of July 1690. Vide Gazet. Borne at Stratford-upon-Avon, 
so Mr. (White) Kennet. Author of 2 books of the seig of London- 
Derry^ quaere Mercurius lihrarius 1689. See his successor in Dec. 

(Wood 608 (65) is 'Some queries concerning the election of 
members for the ensuing parliament' Lond. 1690; in which Wood 
notes ' ex dono Jacobi Harrington ex Aede Christi 26 Feb. 1689 (i.e. 
fj) in taberna Coronae, Oxon.'> 

March.— Mrs. Williams rent paid March; Mar. 2, S., \d\ Mar. 
7, Th., 2d) Mar. 11, T., 6^/; Mar. 16, Su., oh.\ at several times 
after, 10^. 

Mar. 2, Su., fl(annel> shirt. 

Mar. 3, M., Mr. (Edward) Hannes of Ch. Ch. told me at Hall's 
coffy house that Mr. John Lock sometimes of Ch. Ch. was made 
secretarie of warr : and that . . . Harrington (who was of Trinity Coll. 
and was lately made secretary of the Navy) wrot something against 
the earl of Danby in 1674. 

Mar. 4, Shrove-tuesday, I received of Mr. Sheldon by the hands of 
Edmund Brasy, 50//.^ 

Mar. 10, M., election* for the knights of Oxfordshire to sit in 
parliament 20 March. Began in the morning and concluded the 
next day in the afternoon about 3 or 4. (Montague Bertie) lord 
Norreys and Sir Robert Jenkinson carried it; Sir John Cope, baronet, 
had the canvas. 

Mar. 12, W., fast day, and why^ see the Gazet. Mr. Edwards of 
Ch. Ch. preached (chaplain, Thomas Edwards quaere). Kept very 
strictly at London^. Two malitious fellowes were found sticking up 
a libell reflecting on the fast on St. Ann's church dore (West- 
minster) for which they were bound over to the next sessions. Dr 
(William) Lloyd, bishop of S. Asaph, preached before the king and 

1 this part of the note was added beginning of March i6f^. Wood there 
l^^gj.. Jiotes :— ' This paper was put into my 

2 George Walker * A true account of hand by James Harrington of Ch. Ch. 
the siege of Londonderry,' Lond. 1689, Mar. 8 anno 1689 ' (i. e. f|). 

5 Luttrell ii. 16, to be kept monthly 

3 see supra, p. 316 and p. 320. during the war in Ireland. 

* Wood 423 (67) is a pamphlet issued •'Thomas Edwards, incorp. M.A. 
on this occasion ' a letter from a person from Caius Cambr. 10 July 1685. 
of honour at London in answer to his ' Luttrell ii. 20. 
friend in Oxfordshire,' of date about the 



Y Reflections ^ upon the occurrences of this last year from 5 Nov. 
1688 to 5 Nov. 1689,' Lond. 1689 — Edward Stephens, an attorney in 
com. Glouc. (related to Sir Mathew Hale) was the author of this : so 
James Harrington of Ch. Ch., who gave it to me 15 Mar. 1689 
<i-e. It).] 

Mar. 18, Tuesday morning, one . . . Harris or Harrison, a scholar 
of S. Mary Hall found dead at the bottome of his chamber staires with 
a fall thence. . . . Harrison, M.A., by taking only one pipe of 

Mar. 20, Th., bought of Will. Hall a reame of writing paper, dd 
— now paper is deare. 

Mar. 21, Friday, at night, Richard lord Wenman viscount Tuam died at Cars- 
well, aetat. 30 or therabouts. Son of Sir Francis Wenman, baronet. Buried in 
Witney church by his ancestors. {Arms) ' quarterly azure and gules a cross fleury 
or,' quartering Wenman. He left 3 children behind him, of whome the eldest is 
a son ^. Married {Catherine) daughter and heir of (Sir Thomas) Chamberlaine. 
(Sir Robert) Dashwood married another {daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas 
Chamberlayne, viz. Penelope). 

Mar. 21, F., Exeter Coll. visited by Dr. (Edward) Masters^ relating 
to (James) Colmer's * business ; vide alibi ^. 

Letter dated 22 Mar. Su., the lord de la Mere (Henry Booth) hath a grant of all 
the Jesuits' lands in Lancashire ^ — A parson'' was convicted at the assizes at 
Northampton to stand in the pillory in his canonical habit and pay 200//. fine and 
give security of an yeare and a day's behavior, for saying their majesties were not 
lawful king and queen and that the last parliament was no parliament, and for 
praying for King James II, Queen Mary, and Prince of Wales. 

Mar. 29, Sat., one . . . Goodyeare somtimes of Queen's Coll., who 
had spent his estate and came as a stranger to the Greyhound, kil'd 
himself by a pistol set to his eare : buried in the ^ north church yard 
of S. Peter's in the East (a timber yard). 'Queen's Coll.^, 1680, 
Nov. 26, Daniel Goodere, aet. 18, filius Edwardi Thomae Goodere de 
London, gent.' 

^ note in Wood's copy ; Wood 533 

^ Richard Wenman, succeeded his 
father as fifth viscount Wenman. 

^ as Commissary for the Visitor, 
Jonathan Trelawney, bishop of Exeter; 
Boase's Reg. Coll. Exon. p. 83. 

* Boase's Reg. Coll. Exon. xxxiii. 80. 

^ the reference is perhaps to a paper 
now in Wood MS. F 31 fol. 212 giv- 
ing a summary of the events at Exeter 

College from March to Aug. 1691. It 
begins : — ' 1689 (i. e. |f ), F., March 21, 
Exeter College visited by Dr. Edward 
Masters (chancellour to the bishop of 
Oxon, commissary to the archbishop), 
about Colmer's business ; deputed by 
the bishop of Exeter.' 

^ Luttrell ii. 22. 

' Luttrell ii. 24. 

* substituted for *Magd. Coll. grove.' 
^ the matriculation entry. 

MARCH — APRIL, 1690. 

Latter end of March or beginning of Apr. ' Naked ' Gospell ' was 
first published at Oxon. The author, Dr. (Arthur) Bury, had per- 
suaded yong Lichfield (when he desired him to print the book, which 
he denied without Hcense) that he, being pro-vice-chancellor, had 
libertie of himself to license the book. Vide alibi : vide papers on 
my shelf. 

All March drie and cold, and most of Feb. was, which makes the 
spring backward by a month than use to be. 
ApriL— Apr. 5, S., E. Gil.'^ 

Hall's letter dated 5 Apr,, S., saith that the earl of Anglesie ^ died last Thurs- 
day i. e. 3rd day. 

Hall's letter dated 8 Apr., T,, a committee was appointed to consider and find 
out the authors of two pamphlets, viz. * A * wish for peace ' and ' A vindication of 
the address.' 

[10 Apr.5, Th., Arthur Buckridg, M.A. and fellow of S. John's College, chose 
<by Convocation) lecturer of S. Giles founded by Richard Branthwaite,] 

Apr. II, F., coronation day; ringing of bells ; and boneficrs at 
night in several colleges and elsewhere. 

Another letter of Flail's dated 12 Apr., S., saith that the bishop of 
Oxford ((Timothy) Hall) died« last Thursday (Apr. 10). 

12 Apr., Sat., Thomas Drope of Croft in Lyncolnshire died there. 

Apr. 14, Munday night, about 10, INIris Anne Beeston, wife of Dr. 
Henry Beeston, warden of New Coll., died : buried .... 

14 Apr., M., with Ja. Salesb. in . . . , i^; two (id% afterwards: and, S., 
May 3, snatch'd \s : an ult. val.^ M., May 26, \s. 

14 Apr., M., with Ja. Ovetz in the up (per) ro(om), i ^ ; and then told me that 
if I would allow h. maintenance I should . . . , told me before if I would give 
xli. 5J to buy cr.(?) gow. I should have the use of b. Two sixpences afterwards. 
May 3, S., snatched i^. May 26, M., \s on pretence of going away. Afterwards 
4^/; several 2d%^\ ribbon (2 yards); sleeves lac'd ; gloves. Ult. June, M., 6fl?; 
burnt my new shirt. July 19, S., 5^/ at Half Moon ; spent then %d. July ult., Th., 
at Snowe's, Aug. 11, M., ^d in the garden ; (id since in farthings. Sept. 20, 
Sat., \s. Sept. 23, Tuesd., ^d. Sept, 29, M., at . . . faire, i^. id ; besides con- 
tinuall entertainments at Sn(owe's). 

Apr. 14, died Dr. (Ralph) Bathurst's wife of Trin. Coll., and 
Dr. (Henry) Beeston's of New Coll, So now wee have two married 
heads of Colleges, viz. Dr. (Arthur) Bury of Exeter, and Dr. (John) 

* Boase Reg. Coll. Exon. xxxiv. 
There is no copy of the earliest edition 
in the Bodleian. 

see E. G. infra under date 25 July. 
2 James Annesley, second earl of that 

* ' A wish for peace or an essay for 

removing the present differences about 
the proceedings of parliament,' Eireno- 
poli, 1690, 4to. 

5 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 122. 

^ at Hackney, Luttrell ii. 29. 
i. e. last farewell. 

^ i. e. two-pences. 



Mere of Brasnose. Two married heads of Halls, Dr. (Byrom) 
Eaton of Gloc. Hall ; Mr. (William) Wyat of S. Mary Hall. 

Apr. 1 6, W., monthly fast^ at Oxford, Mr Snow^ of Mert. Coll. 

preached at S. Marie's. 

Hall's letters dated 17 Apr., Th., say that the king hath nominated 
Dr. {John) Hough, president of Magd. Coll., bishop of Oxford. 

Apr. 27, Low Sunday, Thomas Shewing^ of Ball. Coll. repeated. 

Apr. 30, W., Francis Browne of Mert. Coll. and Francis Bernard of 
S. John's Coll. took their places as proctors. 

Dr. (Arthur) Burie's book Naked Gospell ') came out in this 
month. Vide papers on my shelf. See in what I have said in 
Arthur Bury. Vide foul copie of Arthur Bury, but false as to dates. 

Several ministers that refuse the oath to King William and Queen 
Mary retire to Oxon and live there. 

Four bishops who take not the oaths (viz. (Francis) Turner of 
Ely, (Thomas) Ken of Bath and Wells, (Thomas White) of Peter- 
borough, and (Robert) Frampton of Gloucester) have by the favour 
of the earl of Lichfield (Edward Lee) taken up their rest* at^ Lea's- 
restneare Dichley; and, Munday, Apr. 28, or thereabouts are sojourned 
there by one Thomson for lo^ a week each. Mr. (.? Michael) Hard- 
ing tells me they begin on that day. False, no such thing — so Mr. 
(Arthur) Charlet. 

May. — Short's letter dated 3 May, S., it is now certaine that the 
earl of Shrewsbury (Charles Talbot) will give up his place of Secre- 
tary and that Sir Robert Southwell hath kist the king's hands to 

May 10, S., about 3 in the morning, alderman Thomas Fifield 
died. (Entred) in obital book. 
May II, Su., cl(ean) sheets. 

May xi, Su., countess of Arran ^ in Scotland died— so Hall's letter. 

May 13, T., paid Mr. (John) Mayot 2li. \os for things I owe him, remaining to 
be paid and od pence. 

News letter dated May 1 5, Th., saith * this weeke was caught in the Thames a 
salmon of 8 feet and nine inches long, which was presented by the Lord Mayor to 
his majesty.' 

News letter dated May 17, S., saith that 'yesterday a woman living neare Smith- 

^ see supra, p. 327; Luttrell ii. 30. 

^ ? Francis Snow, M. A. Wadh. 1 6 June 
1677 ; Gardiner's Reg. Coll. Wadh. p. 

^ Thomas Shewring, M.A. Ball. 21 
May 1 688. 

* the word is indistinct, apparently 

* rest ' corr. from * reast.' 

5 MS. has ' and,' by a slip for ' at.' 

^ Anne Spencer, daughter of Robert 
Spencer earl of Sunderland, wife of 
James Douglas earl of Arran eldest son 
of William Douglas duke of Hamilton. 

APRIL — JUNE, 1690. 331 

field had at one birth 14 children whereof 13 were living '—since, the report hath 
been that shoe had 4 and that 3 were living. , , ^ , t, , , 

May 18 Su., Dr. (Ralph) Bathurst told me that Mr. Seth \\ ard ^ had been dead 
at London about a week and that a day or two before one (Samuel) Palmer of 
New Coll. was elected fellow of Winton Coll. in his place. Quaere who succeeds 
him in the treasurcrship ^ Buried at Sarum ; a larg epitaph. 

May 21, W., public fast, Mr. (Peter) Cardinal ' of Ch. Ch. preached. 

Act of Indempnity of King William and Queen Mary bearing date 23 May, F., 
1690, anno regni 2, excepted out of this act of pardon these persons followmg:— 
William (Herbert), marquis of Powis ; Theophilus Hastings, earl of Huntmgdon ; 
Robert Spencer, earl of Sunderland; John (Drummond), earl of Mdfort (^Iel- 
fort)- Roger Palmer, carl of Castlcmaine ; lord Thomas Howard, yonger brother 
to the duke of Norfolk; Nathaniel Crew, bishop of Durham; Thomas Watson, 
bishop of S David's; Henry Cary, lord Dover; William Molineux (quaere); Sir 
Edward Hales; Sir Edward Herbert; Sir Francis Withcns; Sir Richard Hollo- 
way; Sir Edward Lutwich ; Sir Richard Heath; Sir Thomas Jenner ; Sir Roger 
I'estrange; Sir Nicholas Butler; Edward Petre ^ Thomas Tindesley a/w. Tildes- 
ley Townlcy, lately called colonel Townley; Rowland Tempest; Edward 
Morgan; Obadiah Walker; Robert Brent; Richard Graham; Philip Burton; 
Robert Lundy; Mathew Crowe; and also George (Jeffrycs) lord Jcffryes (de- 
ceased). ^ 

May 24, S., earl of Dundalk in Scotland died ; so saith letter dated May 27, 1 ., 

from Scotland. 

May 29, Ilolylhursday", IMr. (Welbore) EUis^ of Ch. Ch., brother 
to bishop (Philip) Ellis, preached at Ch. Ch., on which day the sermon 
is alwaies at Ch. Ch. The same day was King Charles II his restora- 
tion day— so the sermon at St. Marie's was saved. Ringing of bells; 

June.— June 3, T., being the day before prince Georg went into 
Ireland, Henry (Hyde) lord Cornbury, gent, of his horse, and 
Anthony (Cary) lord Faulkland, grome of his stole, w^ere removed 
from their places because they declined going with him into Ireland. 

Letter dated 5 June, Th., (Charles Talbot) earl of Shrewsbury sent the scales 
to his majesty « (of his office of secretary) on the 3rd; his majesty refused. So 
Sir Robert Southwell is to officiat till the king's returne from Ireland. Vide 
proximam paginam (i. e. June 7 zw/ra). , , r 

Letter at Short's dated 5 June, Th. ; a great flight of birds, the like never for 
number or bigness seen, flew over the city of Exeter and it could not be told what 
sort they were.-Also the drum in the well at Oundle in Northamptonshire is 
louder than it use to be. 

1 died 1 1 May 1690. " Wood notes ' Edmund Petre, jesuit, 

2 of Salisbury. Peter Alex D.D. sue- quaere.' 

ceeded ^ Ascension day. 

3 Peter de Cardonnell, M.A. Ch. Ch. ' Welbore Ellis, M.A. Ch. Ch. 20 
I cj Tune 1685 ; see Gutch's Wood's Coll. Apr. 1687. 

and Halls, p. 514. ' MS. has ' majesties,' by a slip. 

* Luttrell ii. 46. 



6 June, F., Robert Ferguson^ seized upon and committed; his papers sealed 
up ; for suspicion of treason, for corresponding with the fanatical Scots, and pre- 
scribing orders for discipline in their church. 

Friday, 6 of June, . . . Wright of Binsey and his son ; . . . Oilman, 
writ-server ; and 2 or 3 more, who had been translated from Oxford 
goale to Reading for committing a robbery 6 of Oct. last, were con- 
demned to die at Reading in lent Assises last, but reprieved in ex- 
pectation of being transported : but speaking treason in prison which 
was proved upon them were all six hanged at Reading 6 June ^ 

June 7, S., (Daniel) Finch earl of Nottingham entred upon his place of secretary 
in the place of (Charles Talbot) the earl of Shrewsbury 3— so Browne's letter. 

(Wood E 22, no. 9, is a catalogue of * A curious collection of musick books,' 
with the note by Wood 'donum Fr(ancisci) Dolliff, xi Junii 1690.') 

June xi, W., S. Barnabas, paid my pole* to Pettifer, is. 

Letter at Day's dated Th., 12 of June; count de Roy, brother to the earl of 
Faversham ^ died lately at the Bath. 

News letter dated 14 June, S., saith that Dr. (George) Royse of Oriel and 
. . . Blagrave ^ are gone as chaplaines to the King in Ireland. 

June 16, M., put on a white demity shuit; making 4^ ^d. 

June 16, M., Exeter College visitation ; vide alibi ^ 

Tuesday, June 17, the great bell of Magd. Coll. rung out for Dr. 
John Smith, fellow of Magd. Coll. and rector of Wood-eaton, who 
died suddenly the day before at Wood-eaton. His brother Francis 
Smith, Med. Dr., fellow of Magd. Coll., died a little before him in 
Ireland, where he was physitian to the English army there. F asti. 

June 18, W., fast; Richard Halton^ of Queen's Coll. preached. 

[20 June^ F., Convocation, wherein the Chancellor appoints his 

June 20, Friday, at night, bonfiers and ringing of bells at 10, 11, 
for joy that the king landed in Ireland at Caricfergus (June 14, S.). 
No notice of it taken in London. 

June 25, the Act put off. Yet a Commencement at Cambridge. 
Laziness and covetuousness the reason of our Act being put off. 

1 Luttrell ii. 53. 

2 Wood has drawn his pen through 
the whole of this note, and added * all 

3 Luttrell ii. 53. 

* see Luttrell ii. 42. 

^ Lewis de Duras, marquess of 
Blanquefort in France, earl of Fever- 
sham in England. 

^ on this name Wood notes : — ' Bro- 
grave, quaere. Dr. (Robert) Brograve 
was chaplain to the lord Crew and suc- 

ceeded Dr. (William) Clegat in the 
lectureship of St. Michael's Basing- 
shaw.' Robert Brograve, M.A. Magd. 
H. 17 Dec. 1679. 

^ i. e. Wood MS. F 3 1 , fol. 2 1 2, where 
it is noted : — ' 1690, June 16, M., Exeter 
College visited by the bishop of Exeter 
in person.' See supra, March 21. 

« ' Halton ' substituted for ' Hough- 

9 note in MS. Bodl. 594, p. 122. 

JUNE — JULY, 1690. 333 

Brown's coffey-honse letter, June 28, S. ; committed to the Tower upon the late 
discovery ^-llenry <Hyde> carl of Clarendon (in the next former letter), viscount 
Stafford, the lord Newburge (in the former letter), major Hastings, major Mathews, 
captain Charles Ilatton, captain John Fenwick, and the lord Borbes. (Com- 
mitted) to Newgate-Sir Nicholas Butler, major Oliver St. John, Mr. Charles 
Turner Sir Henry Sheers, captain William Rider, Sir Adam Blaire. (Com- 
mitted) to the Gatehouse, secretary (Samuel) Pepys ^ major St Georg « ; Sir Henry 

S. Georg ^ . . 

In another letter of the same date—. . . Mathews (formerly a major m Kmg 
Tames' army); (Laurence Hyde) earl of Rochester; captain Reading; Sir Francis 
Windham; Sir Roger I'estrange ; Sir Henry St. George; Mr. . . . Stafford', seised 
on and committed. 

Last of June, Munday, fight at sea ^ between the French, and 
English under (Arthur) Herbert earl of Torringlon, admiral. [Wedn. « 
following, July 2, Jo(hn> Pow(ell?> at the IMiter told me that Tor- 
rington was revolted with his fleet to French.] July 10, T., earl of 
Torringlon committed to the Tower for high misdemeanours \ 

jiily._july 2, \V., lady Curson, widow, died at Mr. White's 
house : widow of Sir John Curson, bt. ; her name Burroughs. 

July 7, Munday, Mr. (Edward) llannes of Ch. Ch. made his in- 
auguration speech in the Musacum in schola cxperimentalis philo- 
sophiae in order to read chimical lectures loco (Roberii) Plot. No 
programma stuck up; about 20 auditors, Dr. (Ralph) Bathurst, Sir 
George Mackenzie, etc. I have mentioned him before when he came 
in, either in April or ]\Iay. 

July 8, Tuesday night, between 8 and 1 1 at night, innumerable bon- 
fiers and some ringing of bells in O.xon upon news then received that 
King William had defeated King James his army in Ireland. 

July 9, W., last day of the term, bishop (John) Leybourne, and 
bishop (Bonaventure) Gifford, who had been in prison ever since 
King James II" abdicated, were brought to the King s Bench barr 
and there bailed upon security given, to depart the kingdome by the 
first of August. 

July 10, Th., S. Clement's watch. 

1 Luttrell ii. 63. ' off Beachy Head. Admiral Tour- 

2 Henry Stafford Howard (eldest son ville defeated the English fleet. Lut- 
of the late William Howard viscount trell ii. 67, 68. 

Stafford), created earl of Stafford 5 Oct. ^ this part of the note is scored out, 
1688. as being false. 

3 Evelyn's Diary under date 24 June ^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 27 
j5^o^ June 1690 (where the dates are wrong) ; 

* W^ood notes on this name 'to New- Luttrell ii. 73, 78. 
gate, in another letter.' " on July i, T., at Boyne water: 

■•^ Wood notes on this name—' fals.' Luttrell ii. 70, 71. 
« Luttrell ii. 63. MS. has 'I,' by a slip. 



[i2 July S S., 1690, . . , Mayot, son of . . . Mayot born.] 

July 16, W., fast day, Mr. John Scot of Queen's Coll. preached. 

July 15, Tuesday at night between 7 and 8, Elias Ashmole, esq., 
and his wife, came from the Bathe where he had been 10 weeks; 
came in a week condition —so feeble that he could not goe without 
leading. July 16, W., Fast day, after sermon, vice-chancellor with his 
beadles went to wait on him and to invite him to dinner the next day 
in the Musaeum. July 17, Thursday, vice-chancellor. Heads of 
Houses, and others to the number of 30 or thereabouts dined in the 
upper house of the Musaeum where the rarities lay. Mr. Ashmole 
was carried in a chaire or sedan ; was placed at the end of that place ; 
and, the Doctors standing about him, Mr. Edward Hannes of Ch. Ch., 
chymical professor, spoke a speech to him. Afterwards they went to 
dinner. Mris Ashmole, Jack Cross, and Mr. Sheldon dined togeather 
in Dr. (Robert) Plot's study. July 18, Friday, Mr. Ashmole and his 
wife dined with the deane of Ch. Ch. ; and after dinner (he) gave 
them an entertainment of musick in dean Massie's chapel. July 19, 
Sat., dined with his wife at the provicechancellor's Dr. (John) Meer 
of Brasn. Coll. July 20, Sunday, in the Musaeum with Dr. (Robert) 
Plot. July 21, Monday, departed. 

July 17, Th., owing Mr(s) Barret for commodities i8j \od. I 
then paid her score which came to 8^. 

July 17, Th., Carfax, S. Marie's, and other bells rung in the morn- 
ing for joy that the king was landed at Chester. Fals news. 

News letter dated July 17, Th., saith that (Richard) Baldwin and others were 
sought after for the publication of a pamphlet entitled ' The modest enquirie ' 
(quaere whether against the present government), — About the same time came 
out ' The second modest enquirie ' writ against King James II, the French King, 
and their adherents. 

July 24, 25, 26 (Th., F., S.) Jonathan Trelawney, bishop of Exon 
visited Exeter College ^ July 26, S., Dr. Arthur Bury^ the rector, 
expelled. Dr. John Hearne * put out ' propter uberius beneficium.' 
George Verman ^ Thomas Lethbridge ^ Benjamin Archer ^ suspended 
'propter contemptum.' James Colmer^ expelled by the rector for 
having a child laid to him, restored by the bishop. Vide Dr. Arthur 
Bury in what I have written of him (in the Athenae). 

1 note in MS. Phillipps 7018 : see pp. xxxiii, 83.— Numerous pamphlets 

supra, p. 242. 

were issued in connection with this dis- 

2 the note in Wood MS. F'31, fol. pute, several of which are found in 

212, is '1690, July 24, Exeter College Wood 631. 

visited again by the bishop ; Dr. Arthur ^ Boase, p. 68. ^ Boase, p. 73. 

Bury expel'd': supra, June 16. See ^ Boase, p. 73. ^ Boase, p. 72. 

Luttrell ii. 85 : Boase's Reg. Coll. Exon. ' Boase, p. 78. ^ Boase, p. 80. 

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News letter dated July 19, S., Mr. Richard Baldwin for printing and publishing 
a pamphlet entitled 'A modest enquiry into the causes of these present distempers,' 
etc. was committed to Newgate K Reflects upon certaine bishops as if they were 
partly the causes. Whereupon they put out half a sheet of paper printed to vin- 
dicate themselves from the scandalls of that pamphlet, subscribed by William 
(Bancroft), Cant. ; William (Lloyd), Norwych ; Francis (Turner), Ely ; Thomas 
(Ken), Bath and Wells ; Thomas (White), Petroburg, with concurrence of (Robert 
Frampton), Glocester. 

July 21, M., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that Dr. R(obert) Parsons, chan- 
cellor of Glocester, was committed to prison for a Jacobite. 

23 July, Wedn., at night, Mr. Nicholas Crouch of Ball. Coll. died. 

July 24, Th., Mr. Francis Browne, proctor, varied. 

(July) 25 ^ Friday, after dinner John Barret told me E. G. ^ with 
child ^ layd on the tapster, who said that ' set the saddle on the right 
horse,' Jone the daughter pluck off the hair of the head and tear out the 
eyes of her that marries A.W. ; Jo(an) of Hed(ington) will not have 
him because full of issues ; I use to cary lobsters and crabbs there. This 
told by my sister two dayes before. Of my going to Wheatly to meet 

(July) 27, Sunday night, 3 Dutchmen came to Oxford a foot and 
putting in at the Crown Tavern desired to be directed to a lodging. 
They directed them to Cronye's and being discovered to be out- 
landers by their speech, the jeolous rabble took them to be French 
men and that came to fier Oxon. Whereupon they were had to 
the mayor about 8 at night, and examining them found them to be 
Dutchmen and knowne to Dr. (John) Irish, wherefore he quitted 

July 28, Munday, Thomas Bateman, M.A. fellow of Univ. Coll., 
went to Enston wells ; and in his returne about Woodstock fell off 
from his horse, bruised his head, and spake not one word. Brought 
to Oxford ; buried in the chapel at Univ. Coll. An ingenious man, a 
good tutor, an excellent coynist and medallist. 

News letter at Browne's, 29 July, T., Major General (Robert) 
Worden died on S. James day (25 July) in Red Lyon Square 
London (Fasti 1683). 

In June, July, and August, Scotch ministers came to collect money 
at Oxon. See in March 1691. 

August.— Aug. 3, Su., Dr. (Thomas) Crosthwait told me that Dr. 

1 Luttrell ii. 78, 80. ' see ' E. Gil.' supra 5 Apr. 

2 the slip with these two notes is * a faded ink note at the top of the 
inserted out of place in the Almanac slip seems to say ' ch(ild) borne in 
for July 1687. (? 169O after Val(entine's) day.' 

JULY — AUG. 1690. 


(Thomas) Lane of Mcrt. Coll. was wounded in the late battle in 
Ireland; taken prisoner; and kept in custody at Dublin. (Robert) 
Charnock of Magd. Coll. also, in that king's army; Mr. (Arthur) 
Charlet saith he was kil'd in the battle — false (quaere), living at 
London in June 1691. 

Aug. 4, M., colonel . . . Lutterel's ^ body was carried from London 
to Dunster com. Somerset to be inter'd— quaere, whether lately of Ch. 

Aug. 5, Tuesday, Congregation, wherein Dr. Arthur Burie's business 
was agitated. 

[1690 2, Aug. 5, T., petitions subscribed by the hands of several 
Mrs of Arts were read in the Apodyterium before the vice-chancellor, 
desiring justice against Dr. Bury's book entitled Naked Gospcll. — Note 
that Dr. Bury being expelled by the bishop for the said book and 
other mis-deameanours, they endeavoured to pull him downe as far as 
they could. O base !] 

Aug. 5, T., at night, Thomas Pember, sub-warden of Alls. Coll., 
died of the small pox ; buried in the College chapel. Four dayes 
before the Coll. presented him to Harding in the place of Dr. 
(Edward) Winford for not taking the oathes. 

Aug. 10, Su., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told (me that) (?John) Good- 
man, of Cambridge and a writer, was then lately dead (viz. in the 
beginning of August) — circa 4, 5, or 6, quaere. 

Aug. xi, Munday, circa horas 8 et 9 ante meridiem died Richard 
Peere, squire beadle of Arts and Physick. 

Aug. xii, Tuesday, election of a bedell in his place. (Peter) Cox, 
yoeman bedell of Arts, carried it, having 163 votes, against Ch(arles) 
Taplow ^ of St. John's who had only 85 votes. 

News letter dated Aug. 12, T., a medall at Paris made for the late victory* of 
the French obtained over the English and Dutch — king of France on one side, and 
(on the other) the French fleet pursuing the English and Dutch with the masts and 
tacklings broke, and some ships on fire ; (inscription) ' Lnperium Maris {asser- 
tiij?i, Anglis et Batavis una fiigatis') ' ' the dominion of the sea asserted, the 
English and the Dutch being both beaten.' 

Aug. 12, Tuesday, at night, very great and loud thunder^ claps 
inter horas 11 et i in nocte. Never the Hke heard. Mischief by it 
at London, Islingdon, Southwark, Sussex. 

^ Luttrell ii. 83. * off Beachy Head, 30 June 1690. 

2 note in Wood MS. F 31, fol. 212. ^ Luttrell ii. 90. 

'Charles Tadlow A.M.' in MS. Bodl. ^ see Evelyn's Diary under date 12 

594, p. 122 ; where the votes are given Aug. 1690; Luttrell ii. 90. 
as Cox, 164; Tadlow, 81. 




14 Aug., Th., election of yeoman bedell of Arts in the place of 
(Peter) Cox, elected to be squire bedell of Arts. Gerard Langbaine 
of Univ. Coll., 82 votes; . . . Newlin, B.A.^ of C. C. C, 71 votes; 
(William) Rawlins, a barber, 73; (Thomas) Baterton 2, cook of 
Line. Coll., 64; (John) Crosley, bookseller, i. 

Aug. 15 ^ F.; a petition delivered to the vice-chancellor in the 
Apodyterium subscribed by 60 Masters against Dr. (Arthur) Bury's 
book — quaere alibi*. 

[Aug.^ 15, Friday, another petition, subscribed by . . Masters or 
therabouts, was delivered in the Apodyterium in the names of the 
said Masters by Mr. (John) Becham^ of Trin. Coll., just before the 
vicechancellor and Doctors were entering the Convocation.] 

Aug. 15, Friday morning, election of a new rector of Exeter Coll. 
William Painter ^ Bach, of Div., (elected). Those expel'd and 
suspended caused the chapel dore to be locked, so the other party 
was forced to break it open. (Richard) Hutchins ^ refused it, fearing 
least (Arthur) Bury should turne him out againe and so (he would) 
loose his fellowship. Aug. 16, S., William Pointer sworne and ad- 

Aug. 16, S., cl(ean) sheets. 

[Aug.^^ 18, M., delegacy for the burning of Dr. Arthur Bury's 
book : vide printed decree and the names of delegates.] 

Aug. 19, Tuesday, Convocation in the morning, where a decree 
pas'd the house that Dr. Arthur Bury's book called Naked Gospell 
containing a great deal of Socinianisme should be burnt. Where- 
upon a fire being made in the scool quadrangle it was accordingly 

Aug. 20, Wedn., a fast, Mr. WilHam Bedford of Ch. Ch. preached. 
Aug. 21, Th., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet told me that William Stanford 
of Salford was dead in Warwick geoale. 

1 < 

B.A.' is underlined for deletion. '' John Beacham (Beauchamp), M.A. 

In MS. Bodl. 594, p. 122 it is 'Richard Trin. 6 Nov. 1683, B.D. 22 March 

Newlin, Bac. Art. C C. C. 70 voices' : 169!. 

Wood has underlined ' Richard ' and « Boase's Reg. Coll. Exon. p. 73. 

put ' James Newlin ' in the margin. ^ ibid., p. 75. 

2 MS. Bodl. 594, p. 122 has 'Thomas note in Wood MS, F 31, fol. 212. 
Batterson, cook of Line, 45 voices.' 11 'Judicium et decretum Univ. Oxon. 

3 '15' substituted for '14 (quaere latum in Cpnvocatione habita Aug. 19, 
Mr. (White) Kennet).' 1690, contra propositiones quasdam im- 

* i. e. the paper in V/ood MS. F 31, pias et haereticas exscriptas ex libello 

fol. 212, which supplies the next para- cui titulus The Naked Gospel/ Oxon. 

graph. 1690, fol. 

5 note in Wood MS. F 31, ut supra. Luttrell ii. 93. 

" the leaf is torn. 

AUG.— SEPT. 1690. 


News dated Aug. . . . ; ' this week died at Whitehall major . . . 
Carr, provost marshall of Jamaica.' 

(In MS. Ballard 70J0I. 75 is a copy in Wood's hand of 'An 
apology for the author of the book entitled The Naked Gospel,' in 
which Wood notes ' This was spread abroad in MS. and Mr. (Arthur) 
Charlet shew'd me a copie of it, 23 Aug. 1690, from which I took 

Aug. 29, Friday, Christopher Wase, superior beadle of law, died: 
buried the next day in St. Marie's church in Adam Brome's chapel. 
See in January following for his successor. 

News letter at Short's dated 30 Aug., Sat., saith thus — 'One of the king's coaches 
standing in the court at Whitehall against the councill chamber, and the coachman 
stepping up staires, the two horses took a run and stopping at the statua of king 
James II, pawed over the iron spikes with their forefeet and much damnified the 
pedestall and if help had not come in, they would have shook down the statua. 
Their leggs are goar'd, and 'tis thought, one of them will dye.' This statua is in 
the court on the right hand as you enter into Whitehall gate. Malum omen ! 

September. — In Aug. and Sept. was the high way in S. Giles' 
Street from about the place against Mr. Rowney's house to the towne's 
end, pitched at the charg of S. Giles' parish with pebbles and stones, 
which was never so before. 

Sept. 5, F., Mr. (John) Lowthorp, a clergyman, was tried in the Old Bayly for 
writing and printing an answer^ to the bishop of Salisbury ((Gilbert) Burnet) his 
pastoral letter^ to the clergy of his diocess ; and then fined by the judge 500 
marks for so doing. John Lowthorp, A. B. Oxon, 1645 (i.e. ^) March 14. See 
Fasti 1683. 

Sept. 8, M., at night the news was rife at Oxon that King William 
was landed^ in England. Bells rang at 9 and 10, and a bonfier at 
Magd. Coll. 

Letter dated Sept. 9, T., at M(oun)tjoy's, — Mr. John Lowthorp*, a clergyman, 
was indicted this last sessions at the Old Bayly upon a high misdeameanor in 
writing and publishing a scandalous libell, intituled * A' letter to the lord bishop 
of Sarum in answer to his pastoral letter.' Which being proved against him, he 
was fined 500 marks, and (to) remaine in prison till it be paid, and be degraded 
of his ministerial function, and the book to be burnt of the common hangman in 
the palace yard in Westminster, Charing Cross, and Temple barr. — I have an 
account of this elswhere. This pamphlet containes 5 sheets and a half. An 

^ see infra, Sept. 9. reditu,' Oxon, 1690, fol. 

2 'A pastoral letter to the clergy of * see Luttrell ii. 73, 100. 

his diocese,' Lond. 1689, 4to. ^ 'A letter to the bishop of Sarum 

2 on Sept. 6; see Luttrell ii. 102. being an answer to his lordship's pastoral 

The University published on this occa- letter,' from a minister in the country ; 

sion ' Academiae Oxon gratulatio pro Lond. 1690, 4to. 
exoptato regis Gulielmi ex Hibernia 

Z 2 



account of this matter is in the monthly account of those that are condemned at 
the Old Bayly, which I have on my shelf in the other chamber. 

Sept. 15, M., Mris. Wells for a black pair of worsted stockings, 5^. 6(/. 

Sept. 15, M., Mr. James Hamer told me that John Augustine 
Bernard had been in King James his army in Ireland, that he was 
very lately return'd to Chester very poore and bare and reconciled to 
the church of England ; he was maintamed with victualls for some time 
by (Nicholas) Stratford, bishop of Chester. I do not believe this. 

News letter dated Sept. 16, T. ; last Saturday (Sept. 13) a scandalous pamphlet 
was seized on, published by a popish bookseller in Holborne, entitled ' A deare 
bargaine,' meaning the gaining of King William for King James Il.-In another 
letter 'tis said 'twas published by one . . . Tayller ' a papist.— In ^ the sessions which 
began at the Old Bayly in the middle of October 1690 Matthew Turner a book- 
seller in Holborn was indited for publishing^ a scandalous pamphlet intit. 'A 
deare bargaine ' ; he gave in suerties for his appearance at the next session (This 
was Sat. 18 Oct. 1690). 

Sept. 17, W., fast day, (Ember Week), preached at S. Marie's Dr. 
Laurence Smith, LL. Dr. of St. John's Coll. 

Sept. 20, or thereabouts Dr. (John) Wallis his book in vindication 
of the Trinity was first published at Oxon. ' The doctrine of the 
blessed Trinity briefly explained in a letter to a friend— dated xi Aug. 
1690'— London, 1690. This letter was printed at London to shew 
to the world that some of Oxon did stand up against Dr. (Arthur) 
Bury. Vide SS. 31; Mr. James Harrington's' 'Account'; 'The'^ 
fier of Oxon continued.' 

News letter dated 20 of Sept., S., saith that the 18 day (Thursday) died the 
earl of Kingston « of an apoplexy at Holme Pierpont in com. Notts. ; another saith 
at Northampton. A fine gent.— The same day 18 of Sept, Th, died Sir Thomas 
Allen, the oldest alderman of London. 

Sept. 21, Su., on that day Sir John Sharp, one of the sherriffs of York, hang'd 
himself. The reason not yet knowne. 

^ on this name Wood notes—* quaere, 

2 this part of the note was added 
later on a slip. 

3 Wood notes ' he published or sold 

*Wood 631 (5) *An account of the 
proceedings of Jonathan [Trelawny] 
Lord Bishop of Exeter in his late visi- 
tation of Exeter College ' Oxf. 1690 ; 
in which Wood notes ' first published at 
Oxon. 23 Sept. 1690; James Harring- 
ton of Ch. Ch., M.A., the author.' It 
was immediately answered in ' The Ac- 

count examined, or a Vindication of 
Dr. Arthur Bury,' Lond. 1690 (Wood 
631 no. 3) ; in which Wood notes that 
it was ' published and sold at Oxon, 25 
Oct. 1690.' 

^ 'The fires continued at Oxford' 
(Wood 631 no. 4), in which Wood 
notes ' this pamphlet, which was written 
by James Parkinson somtimes fellow of 
Line. Coll., was first expos'd to sale at 
Oxon 20 Sept. 1690, having been printed 
at London.' 

6 William Pierrepoint, fourth earl. 

SEPT. — OCT. 1690. 

Letters dated Sept. 23, T., saith thus— Yesterday morning one . . . Sheldon, a 
miss of the towne, who rented a house in Black Friers of 8/z. per annum, was 
found murdered in her bed, and also her maid in the garret, both having their 
throates cut. They took from her above the value of 1 00//. in rings. — On Sunday 
(Sept. 21) the countess dowager of Northumberland^ died. — Last week, about the 
close of it, died the lady Mountaguc ; Sir William Drake of l^ucks ; (Wriotheslcy 
Baptist) Nowel earl of Gainsborough died in the close of last week.— serjcant 
(Sir John) Mainard dangerously ill. (All these things in a letter dated 23 Sept., T.) 

News letter dated 25 Sept., Th., Dr. (John) Sellick, archdeacon of Bath and 
prebendary of Wells, is lately dead^ His majesty, sede vacante % hath bestowed 
the archdeaconry on Mr. William Clements * and the prebendary on Mr. Andrew 

Instrumentall in the King's concealment and going beyond sea. 

News letter dated Sept. 27, S., Dr. William Sherlock who upon second 
thoughts had taken the oathcs, had institution and induction lately granted to him 
by the bishop of London (Ilcnry Compton) to St. Botolph's Bishopsgate, which 
he had enjoyed before. The chapter of S. Paules hath elected him one of the 
prebends, and (he) is Master of the Temple 

Sept. 27, Sunday ^ Sir Rowland Lacy, kt, natural son of Rowland 
Lacy, esq., died in his house at Pudlicot neare Cherlbury : buried at 
Shipton Underwood, Friday following. Borne, but not begotten, in 
lawful wedlock. His mother was a . . . 

Sept." 30, (T.), Seymour Wood, was married to . . . Cogan, living 
in the neighbourhood. 

October. — Letters dated 4 Oct., S. ; ' Sir Georg Walker, the 
famous chimist, who hath been a long time prisoner in the King's 
Bench, died yesterday suddenly.' Ibid., ' the discovery of the sham 
Prince of Wales is said to be very manifest, the papers perused being 
sealed up, and there are divers demonstrations found in the trunk 
which will clearly evince the grand cheat/ — Note that about a fort- 
night since Mris. . . . Labady sent a letter from France to Mris. . . . 
Gough^ at London for a trunk of papers in her custody either to be 
burnt or conveyed away. 

Oct. 6, M., Dr. Jonathan Edwards re-assum'd his place of vice- 
chancellor and in his speech reflected much on ' The Naked Gospell ' 
and blamed the Masters much for taking the way of petitioning to 
have it censured by the Convocation. 

1 Elizabeth Wriothesly daughter of 
Thomas Wriothesly earl of Southamp- 
ton, widow of Josceline Percy i ith earl 
of Northumberland. 

^ died 30 June 1690. 

^ by the deprivation of Thomas Ken 
(but this is dated as on i Feb. 169 J). 

* nominated on 22 Sept. and installed 

31 Oct. 1690. 

5 instituted 23 Dec. 1690. 
« Luttrell ii. 108. 

^ sic, but in error, Sept. 27 was 

* this note is scored out; see infray 
Dec. 18. 

Mrs. Gautier: Luttrell ii. no. 



Oct. 7, T., Mr. (Arthur) Charlet went to London and carried my 
paper ^ to Mr. (James) Har(rington.) 

(In Wood MS. E 3 fol. 294 are the names of some cathedral dignitaries at 
Lincoln, which Wood notes to be 'received from John Hutton, archdeacon of 
Stow '(21 Feb. i68f-i7i2) 'on 7 Oct. 1690, per me A. Wood; taken out of 
Lyncoln registers some yeares before.') 

Brown's letter dated xi Oct., S., 1690, ' serjeant (Sir John) Maynard, late first 
commissioner of the great seal, died on Wedn. night aged 99.' Mr. Cromp ^ the 
herald, who attended, told me he died 9 Oct., Thursday. He died at Gonnersbury 
in the parish of Elyng in Middlesex. Buried in Elyng church. 

John Cave died about beginning of Oct., prebendary of Durham. 

I ow ^ Mr. Hey wood for gazets, is Sd. 

Oct. 18, Sat., a pamphlet was throwne about the streets in London requiring * the 
prince of Aurange' (i.e. King) 'and Convention' (i.e. Parliament) 'to take into their 
consideration and examine the matter about the prince of Wales.' The Williamites 
suppose that 'they will not, or scorne to, doe it, because they think 'tis a downe 
right forgery.' The Jacobites they say ' they are afraid to do it least he prove 

Letter dated 18 Oct., S., saith— last Thursday (Oct. 16) was a pamphlet 
dispersed entitled ' Pay the piper, or A discourse to a Member of Parliament.' 

Oct. 19, Sunday, Thanksgiving day^ vide Gazet. Mr. William 
Adams of Lync. Coll. (preached) in the morning for the occasion. 
Bonfires, and ringing of bells. 

Oct. 20, M., received of Dr. (Jonathan) Edwards, vice-chancellor, 
30//. for 25 MSS.^ of which the leiger-book of Glastenbury Abbey 
(' Secretum Abbatis') is one. 

(In Wood MS. D 6, at the end, in a loose paper which has a long note about 
this MS., the substance of which is as follows :— ' It is a large folio, and well 
written. It once belonged to the earl of Arundell. It was bought by Mr. (Ralph) 
Sheldon from among other books lying in the vestry of St. Clement's Danes 
London ; which, with 3 or 4 other MSS. and a curious picture of our Saviour and 
(the) Virgin Mary, cost 3/2. It has several papers prefixed to it ; among them on 
fol. 1 2 a catalogue of abbots of Glastonbury (the beginning of it missing) and on 
fol. 13 b the grant by John, lord Gifford of Brimraesfeild, to the abbot of Malms- 
bury of lands in Stockwell Street in Oxford ' (for the site of Gloucester College). 
On a slip now pasted into Wood MS. F 31 fol. 139 Wood has some further notes 
about this MS., among which he cites this description of it: — 'liber monasterii 
Glaston de perquisito bonae memoriae Walteri de Monynton ^ quondam abbatis 

1 Wood 658 (814) 'Proposals for 
printing Athenae Oxon. and Fasti Oxon.\ 
a fol. sheet. 

2 Laurence Cromp, Portcullis pursui- 
vant, 1689; York herald 1700-1715. 

^ this entry is scored out, and a note 
made ' paid, Xtmas holidayes.' 

* for success in Ireland; Luttrell ii. 

® 26 in reality (no. 11 being in two 
volumes). They were bought of Wood 
by the University for the Bodleian 
library. See Macray's Annals of the 
Bodleian, p. 157 and Catalogus Codd. 
MSS. et Hibern. (1697) torn, i where 
they are numbered and very shortly de- 
scribed under numbers 8589-8613. 

« Wood notes :— ' this Walter de 

OCTOBER, 1690. 


ibidem, in quo continentur omnes copiae munimentorum ecclesiae Glaston, et 
vocatur SecretU7)t Ahbatis:—T\{\% volume is O. C. 8589 ; ' MS. ab Ant. Wood 
num. I.' 

' MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 2 ' (O. C. 8590) is W' illiam Forrest's ^ metrical ' Life 
of Queen Catherine,' consort of Henry VIII. In this Wood has a few notes :— 
(a) ' tliis copie seems to be the same that the author presented to Queen Marie,' 
daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine; (b) that 'Ave Maria gratia plena' is 
stamped on the bosses at each corner of the binding ; ( c^— erased ^ but partially 
legible— that the book formerly belonged to Ralph Sheldon of Beoly. 

MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 4,' O. C. 8592, is 'some of the works of^ pope 
Innocent III. The MS. formerly belonged to * Henry Fowler, rector de Minchin- 
hampton in com. Gloucester, 1624,' who has written at the end a few verses and 
anecdotes against the Puritans and Brownists. Thomas Hearne transcribed some 
of them ; see them in Doble's Hearties Collections iii. 468. 

« MS. ab Ant. W^ood num. 5,' O. C. 8593, is a cartulary of Malmsbury Abbey. 
It probably came to Wood through his ' cozen ' Henry Jackson. Henry Jackson's 
' Collections from Malmsbury book' are now in Wood MS. D 18 (O. C. 8563). 

' MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 8 ' (O. C. 8596) is ' A brief Chronicle from Brute to 
King Edward I,' in French, of early date. It belonged at one time to Edmund 

' MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 10 ' (O. C. 859S) is described by Wood as ' A leiger- 
book containing a transcript of the evidences concerning the lands belonging to the 
Knights Templers within the preceptorie of Sandford in com. Oxon.' 

*MS. ab Ant. Wood num. n' (O. C. 8599), 2 folio vols., contain 'copies 
of Pope's bulls' (of the period Innocent IV and Alexander IV) ' written to arch- 
bishops, bishops, abbats, priors, dcanes, etc. in England, taken from the pope's 
Vatican. ' , 

' MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 12 ' (O. C. 8600) is an old book of lawyers prece- 
dents, with the note of a former owner ' Georgii Hardley de Clyfford's Inne, 1 544-' 

' MS. ab Ant. W^ood num. 13 ' (O. C. 8601) ' Sermones Alexandri Nequam ' has 
the note ' Aug. 5, 1682, I received this book from Mr. Thomas Lees somtimes of 
Allsouls College, schoolmaster of Faversham in Kent, by the hands of Edward 
Waterman of Universitie College, Anton, a Wood.' 

'MS. ab Ant. W^ood num. 14' (O. C. 8602) is ' Statuta et consuetudines ordinis 
Carthusiani tempore Ricardi II.' 

' MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 15 ' (O. C. 8603) is ' Rules of the School of Salerno : 
it has the inscription ' Ant. Wood, 1660.' 

'MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 19' (O. C. 8607) is a volume of prayers etc. written 
about the time of Heniy IV, with a calendar prefixed. W^ood has this note 
(partially erased) in it :— ' Liber Antonii Woode, Coll. Mert. Oxon. ex dono 
Gulielmi Sprigg, nuper socii Coll. Line. Oxon., Novembr. vii. . . .,' the erased 
year is perhaps 1659 or at any rate near it (as may be iiiferred from several circum- 
stances : e. g. from the name being ' Woode ' and not ' a Wood'). 

'MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 21' (O. C. 8609) is 'Forma capituli generalis 
Regulaj-ium Canonicorum ordinis S. Augustini provinciae Angliae,' held at Osney 

Monynton succeeded John de Breynton ^ see vol. ii. p. 486. 
in the abbatship anno 1342 (16 Mn these MSS., sold to the Univer- 
Edward III) and governed 33 yeares sity, the notes of Wood mentioning the 
(i.e. to the yeare 1375) ; and then John former owners have been generally 
Chynnok succeeded.' erased. 



'MS. ab Ant. Wood num. 23' (O. C. 861 1) is 'Rules, statutes, etc., of the order 
of S. Benedict.' 

The object of these sales seems to me to have been to raise money to meet the 
expenses of printing the Athenae.^ 

{It is possible that Wood sold some of his rarer books and MSS. at this time or 
a little later to other purchasers ^ Thus, in the lord Herbert collection of MSS. 
in Jesus College library there are three MSS. which formerly belonged to Wood, 
The same Hbrary has also a volume containing three treatises issued by the early 
Oxford Press : — (i) ' Questiones moralissimae super libros ethicorum eruditissimi 
viri Joannis Dedicus . . . impress, per Joannem Scolar in viculo divi Joannis 
Baptiste . . . anno dni. MCCCC decimo octavo mensis vero Mali die decimo 
quinto ' ; (ii) ' Tractatus perbrevis de materia et forma magistri Walteri Burlei 
doctoris planissimi . . . mensis vero Junii die septimo ' ; (iii) * Compendium quaes- 
tionum de luce et lumine ' [W. Burlei], . . mensis vero Junii die quinto.' At the 
foot of the title-page of the first treatise is Wood's signature ' A. Bosco.') 

Oct. 20, Munday, at 4 in the morning, a fire brok out at Magd. 
Coll. in the chap<lains > quadrangle, in lodgings on the west side of 
the Tower — one lower chamber, a middle, and a cock loft spoyl'd for 
the present. 

Oct. 21, T., to Wilcox for a new perwige, ili. 

Letters dated Oct. 23, Th., saith that the duke of Grafton (Henry Fitzroy) died 
at ... in Ireland by his wounds received at the taking of Cork. His death was 
certified by letters dated 16 Oct., Th. He died at Cork, 9 Oct., Th., see gazet : 
buried at Euston. 

Oct. 27, M., University verses 2 made on the King's safe returne 
from Ireland were published in Oxford. The Friday before (i. e. F., 
24 Oct.), they went to the Court. 

News letter dated Oct. 28, F., Sir John Louther (not in the gazet ; quaere) 
made chief secretary of state in the place of earl of Shrewsbury (Charles Talbot), 
and in conjunction with the earl of Nottingham (Daniel Finch).— Sir Scroop How 
is made vice-chamberlain to the Queen (another letter saith, to the King) in his 
place.— Mr. (James) Welwood^ gent., supposed to be the author of ' Observator 

Oct. 30, Th., * this day died (Richard Power) earl of Tyrone in the Tower, 
having been committed there after he had been taken in Cork '—so the letter at 
Short's. Another letter saith he died 29 day, W., suddenly. 

30 Oct., Th., Oxford and Oxfordshire feast joyned togeather. 
(Daniel) Stacie \ a junior Master of Magd. Coll., a tanner's son of S. 
Aldate's, Oxon, preached at S. Marie's. 

^ a proposal made by Wood for the 
sale of MSS. and rare books to the 
University was unworthily rejected, see 
infra, 11 Oct. 1692. Wood on 21 Aug. 
1694 was negotiating with a London 
bookseller for the sale of some of his 
])iinlcd books; sec infra at the be- 

ginning of 1694. 

see note 3, p. 339. 
3 ' Welwood ' substituted for ' Win- 

* Daniel Stacy, M.A. Magd. C. 3 

May 1689. 

OCT. — NOV, 1690. 


Oct. 31, F., (to) Mr. Robert Davys of Llanerch neare St. Asaph, Denbighshire. 
Understanding from Mr. Henry Dodwell (who kindly remembers him to you) that 
there is an epitaph for the somtimes eminent antiquarie Humphrey Lluyd at 
Denbigh, I make bold upon his recommendation to put you to the trouble of 
transcribing it for me, as soon as you can, with the name of the church wherein the 
said epitaph is. I have a book ready to be printed containing the characters and 
lives of the eminent scholars that have been bred in Oxon, he being one of the 
number, and to-morrow I goe with it to London to have it put in the press. There- 
fore if you can send it me there, I shall take care to put the said epitaph in his 
place. I shall tarry there till about the 15 of November, before which time if you 
send it you may direct your letter to me there. 

This month and in one or two months before the griping of guts 
common in Oxford, and some dye thereof. Sir (Walter) Ernley^ of 
Wadham, quaere ; Dan. Webb. 

In'Oct.^ Francis (Turner) bishop of Ely remained in a retired 
condition for a month in the lodgings of his brother Dr. (Thomas) 
Turner president of C. C. C. Few * or no heads of houses visited him, 
because poor spirited and full of awe. 

November.— News letter dated Nov. i, S., a silver veine is dis- 
covered in the lands of one Mr. Price ^ of Pembrokshire. His majesty 
hath appointed certaine persons to looke after it. 

Nov. 4, T., went to London; return'd Nov. 29, S. Laid in Mr. 
Thomas Bennet's^ house; (cost me) 5//. (yd. 

Nov. 5, W., Gun-powder plot, preached at St. Marie's Francis 
Owen ^ a country master of Hart hall. 

Nov. 8, S., E(dward> Wake ^ of Ch. Ch. speecht